Police Pulled Over a Driverless Car

Last week, a GM Cruise-converted Chevy Bolt without a driver was pulled over by San Francisco Police. In an unexpected turn, the car “bolted” …to a safe spot. Cruise responded below.

It’s a sad day when the police pull someone over and don’t get the chance to be complete dicks. This one tries his best by screaming at the car when it tries to go on the lam.

The original Instagram poster noted that this occurred in the Richmond District of San Francisco last week.

b.rad916: Confused SFPD pulling over an #autonomousvehicle in the Richmond District!! Then it tries to take off!! ? ? 1 week

GM’s Cruise vehicles have been operating autonomously in San Francisco at night, giving rides to employees around the city. Until now we’ve only seen success stories. Recently, Google’s Waymo driverless vehicles joined Cruise in San Francisco.

Prague Honest Guide vs. Scammers

One of my favorite YouTube channels is Honest Guide, run by journalists Janek Rubeš & Honza Mikulka. A lot of the channel involves what you would find on any other travel site; best place to get a drink in Prague, or a kebob. But what’s different than most travel sites is that they also go after the scams that focus on tourists in Europe. Here is one of those episodes that actually has a resolution. (European laws make it extremely difficult for meaningful prosecution against these scammers most of the time.)