Would you take a self-driving taxi or shuttle?
On its first day carrying passengers on a new Providence, Rhode Island, route, a self-driving shuttle got pulled over by a cop who couldn’t figure out what it was. “It looked like an oversize golf cart,” Police Chief Hugh Clements tells the AP about his officer’s decision to stop the car. The autonomous vehicle–which can hold six passengers in seats facing each other–was pulled over mere hours after its official public launch as a new state-funded shuttle service pilot on Wednesday. Dubbed the “Little Roady,” the vehicle had just dropped off passengers to a public square when the officer pulled up behind it, with blinking lights and a siren. No tickets or warnings were issued, and the cop reportedly had a cordial conversation with the shuttle’s attendant.