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Phoenix: Bodycam captures driverless Waymo being pulled over by police

Phoenix: Bodycam captures driverless Waymo being pulled over by police

Phoenix: Bodycam captures driverless Waymo being pulled over by police

A self-employed person Waymo A car was stopped by police in Phoenix, Arizona, and the June 18 incident was captured on body camera after the officer observed the vehicle “going out of control” in traffic.

“I couldn’t help but walk over here out of curiosity. I thought maybe there was a passenger,” a bystander told the officer, according to FOX10 Phoenix.

The officer responds, “Do you know what they’re doing here? He was going eastbound in the westbound lanes, which is very serious. So I turned it on and he ran out of the intersection.”

While most Waymo cars can be seen around town driving safely and behaving in a civilized manner, erratic driving isn’t completely out of the question for the AI.

Phil Briggs was nearly hit by a Waymo car in an unrelated incident.

“I was turning right on Washington and I almost got hit by it. I had to swerve into the fast lane,” she said. “My son saw an accident, we’ve seen them dead in the water in the middle of the intersection. I don’t see anything good in it.”

In a statement, Waymo said: “Waymo cars are better drivers than humans and are three and a half times more likely to avoid accidents.”

In last month’s case involving police, Waymo says construction signage at 7th and Osborn Road was inconsistent and because the officer blocked the car, it had to turn off oncoming traffic.

The whole experience only lasted a minute.

“If you or I were driving like that and we got pulled over, we’d get a ticket. So somebody has to be held accountable,” Briggs said.

Phoenix police say they can fine Waymo, but it’s not something they have to do often. However, officers are trained to deal with robot-operated cars.