Police pull over Google self-driving car

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  — Police in the California town where Google is headquartered did not pull over any ordinary car on Thursday afternoon.

A Mountain View police officer stopped a Google self-driving car.

Police say the small car was driving too slow — not too fast.

Officers were patrolling the area when they noticed a traffic backup. Officers said the car was traveling 24 miles per hour in a 35-mile-per-hour zone,  which caused a backup. After the vehicle was pulled over, officers realized it was a Google autonomous vehicle, which can only go up to 25 miles per hour for safety reasons.

Police said the car’s speed was legal, and they wanted to make sure it was operating properly.

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