The three ended their duties that day with an incident that upset them. They were confused when they stopped the electric Chevrolet Bolt Cruise, which was caught on camera and went viral on social media.
Posted on Instagram, the 3-minute video shows the Ford Crown Victoria patrol car they were traveling in pulled up behind an unmanned Bolt. Bolt light does not turn on.
A police officer looked into the cabin and then tried to open the Bolt autonomous car door at the driver’s side. He returned to the patrol car. It wasn’t long before the Chevrolet Bolt sped away and crossed the intersection.
— Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) April 10, 2022
General Motors says the unmanned Chevrolet Bolt electric autonomous car moves exactly as programmed. An officer contacted Cruise personnel and no quote was issued.
The cruiser is allowed to test self-driving cars without a driver in California in September 2021. The prototype is allowed to carry passengers on roads between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. at speeds exceeding 30 mph. The company added that they have set up a special telephone line or hotline that can be contacted by officers.