“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

So let’s talk about where we are in the impending full robotification of cars: on the morning of November 30th, 2018 (a.k.a. Today), for what is to my limited knowledge the first time, a stock production vehicle was pulled over by law enforcement on public roads with, for all practical purposes, no human driver.

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On this morning, the CHP stopped a Tesla Model S on Highway 101, containing Los Altos Planning Commission member and apparent asshole with insufficient regard for human life Alexander Samek, who was unresponsive at the wheel, allegedly “asleep” (later cited for a DUI). The CHP vehicle, unable to get the Tesla to pull over through normal means, resorted to driving in front of the vehicle and driving for 7 miles (presumably gradually slowing) before bringing it to a stop.

Has anything like this happened before with a fully stock production vehicle? It seems like a milestone to me.

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Here’s a real news article on it, c/o Ars Technica:

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