In this May 13, 2015, file photo, Google's self-driving Lexus car drives along a street during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif.

In this May 13, 2015, file photo, Google's self-driving Lexus car drives along a street during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. (AP)

No Ticket, No Driver: Police Stop Google Self-Driving Car

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A California police officer made a traffic stop, but wrote no ticket. There was no one actually driving the car.

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Mountain View police said in a statement that an officer pulled over a Google (GOOGL) self-driving car that was being tested on local roads Thursday.

The officer noticed the car going a road-clogging 24 mph in a 35 mph zone and realized it was a Google Autonomous Vehicle. He stopped the car and contacted the person behind the wheel to say the vehicle was impeding traffic, but no citation was given.

California law requires someone to sit in the driver's seat of self-driving cars.

The Google project responded in a blog post, saying it's never received a ticket and adding, "Driving too slowly? Bet humans don't get pulled over for that too often."

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