Google’s Waymo teaches California cops how to handle self-driving cars

23 Mar
Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehiclesGoogle's Waymo self-driving car division on Wednesday brought California Highway Patrol officers to the classroom to go teach them how to deal with self-driving cars. KNTV reported that Waymo employees showed the highway patrol officers not only how to pull over an autonomous vehicle but how self-driving cars actually operate. Waymo provided...

Self-driving cars will one day pull over for police

27 Feb
GM Cruise AV self-driving carSelf-driving cars have a lot to learn before they're ready to tackle every situation, including how to pay attention to police or road crew hand signals. The Detroit News reported Monday about a California Highway Patrol officer who attempted to stop a Tesla Model S cruising at speeds above the posted limit. Lights and sirens failed to address the...

NYPD calls on Google and Waze to stop sharing DUI checkpoints

12 Feb
Waze iconsThe New York Police Department asked Google's crowd-sourced Waze navigation app to remove the ability to pinpoint where police and checkpoints for drunk driving are located. The department sent a letter to Google that said Waze's ability to show DUI checkpoints impairs the the police department's ability to keep other drivers safe. Streetsblog...