By Arjun Kharpal / CNBC
December 2, 2015

Google has shed some light on why one of its driverless cars was stopped by police for driving too slow last month, an incident that attracted widespread attention as the vehicles continue to capture the public’s imagination.

Google’s driverless car was stopped by police in California in a curious incident — moving at a speed of 24 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone.

The firm does not send its self-driving car on roads with a speed limit above 35 mph. In its monthly report on its autonomous vehicle project, Google explained why.

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