A Cruise self-driving Chevy Bolt was given a ticket by the San Francisco police officer for not yielding to a pedestrian in crosswalk. It has become a major concern since the killing of a bicyclist by an Uber self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona.
According to Cruise, the pedestrian was 10.8 feet away from the car when, while the car was in self-driving mode, it began to continue down Harrison at 14th St. After the vehicles accelerated, the officer pulled it over.
In a statement, Cruise said, “Safety is our priority in testing our self-driving vehicles. California law requires the vehicle to yield the right of way to pedestrians, allowing them to proceed undisturbed and unhurried without fear of interference of their safe passage through an intersection. Our data indicates that’s what happened here.”