‘Ain’t nobody in it’: San Francisco police pull over driverless car

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What do police do when they pull over a car and there is no driver?

This was the question captured in an Instagram video of a San Francisco police officer pulling over a driverless vehicle owned by the ride-hailing service Cruise.

“Ain’t nobody in it!” a voice states while an officer attempts to approach the driverless vehicle in the video.

The driverless vehicle responded better than many human drivers. The vehicle moved away from the police car at first, but it appeared to do so in an attempt not to block a lane.

“Our AV yielded to the police vehicle, then pulled over to the nearest safe location for the traffic stop, as intended,” Cruise said in a tweet responding to a Saturday clip of the initial exchange. “An officer contacted Cruise personnel, and no citation was issued.”

The self-driving car service also noted it actively works with the San Francisco Police Department to handle incidents such as this one, including having a “dedicated phone number.”

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