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4 videos that prove cops hate rich supercar owners

Published: 27/Aug/2020 10:38 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 16:46

by Kieran Bicknell

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Whether it’s jealousy or simply because the owners are acting stupidly; Cops love to pull over supercars. Sometimes it’s justified, other times not so much. Here are 4 videos that will convince you that cops really, really don’t like supercar drivers.

Occasionally owners bring it upon themselves; Revving their cars obnoxiously, driving fast in residential zones and obstructing traffic are all valid reasons for the police to pull drivers over, regardless of the car they’re in.

Sometimes though, things seem a little biased against those in ultra-expensive supercars and hypercars, as these videos prove.

Cops pull over Lamborghini Aventador for no reason

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Usually, it’s hard to tell whether there have been any traffic violations committed by the driver prior to being filmed, but in this instance, the whole thing has been caught on camera.

While we can’t see if there is any sign prohibiting U-turns, the driver of this Aventador appears to make a perfectly-legal U-turn at a set of lights.

Unfortunately, there is a police cruiser sat at the lights opposite. Pulling away from the turn the Lamborghini accelerates but seemingly without breaking the speed limit, yet the cops still pull the driver over; Clearly they aren’t a fan of loud exhausts.

6 police cruisers for 1 traffic stop

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Damon and the DailyDrivenExotics crew don’t have the best track record with the Police, especially stateside. Perhaps its the loud exhausts and whacky liveries; Whatever it is, they’re a magnet for unwanted police attention.

In the clip above, the police initially stop the McLaren citing “impeding traffic” as the violation. This then progresses on to speeding, with a total of 6 police cruisers attending this peaceful, simple traffic stop at its peak.

Quite whether they thought the driver would do a runner, or whether they all just wanted a moment of YouTube fame, 6 cruisers seems completely excessive even for a large traffic stop, let alone one car.

Lamborghini Murcielago towed by stubborn cop

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This one could be down to a technical glitch, but it seems that Damon has problems with his Canadian license far too often; Likely because of the attention that his cars attract.

Having been pulled over for allegedly speeding, the officer then informs Damon that his license is, in fact, suspended. Damon protests and even goes as far as calling his attorney who confirms it’s all clear, but as he says “he (the police officer) holds the badge and gun, so…”

With the Lambo eventually getting towed, it’s a massive inconvenience over a problem that didn’t actually exist to start with; If Damon had been in an everyday car, chances are he would’ve never been stopped in the first place.

Proof that cops pull supercars for no reason

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For years supercar owners have pleaded innocence, insisting that police pull them over for no reason other than because of their cars.

It seems that there is finally video proof of this happening. While filming a stunt video involving wearing a racing suit on the road (and speaking about how much they want to “track” the McLaren) Dave from DailyDrivenExotics is pulled over.

Having taken their license and registration, the cop is pretty quick to admit that they aren’t in trouble for anything and merely pulled them over to “check they have a license”- most likely, the cop just wanted a closer look at the car! Maybe sometimes these supercar owners are pulled over for nothing.

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Self-driving car hilariously crashes into wall during Twitch broadcast

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:58

by Tanner Pierce

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During the Roborace Season Beta event being streamed on Twitch, which pits multiple teams operating “self-driving” cars against each other in an augmented reality experience, one of the cars crashed in an unfortunate, but ultimately hilarious, fashion.

If you never heard of Roborace, you’re probably not the only one. The AI-focused racing experience has only been around for a few years now and while it’s certainly entertaining, it hasn’t quite hit the mainstream just yet in the same way that something like Formula 1 racing has.

Despite this, Season Beta of the aforementioned competition is currently underway and is being streamed on Twitch for the world to see. Of course, it wouldn’t be a race without some spectacular crashes and one happened in an absolutely hilarious fashion on October 29.

During the second day of the Season Beta race, Acronis SIT Autonomous’s DevBot 2.0 car took an abrupt sharp turn directly into a wall immediately after being at a standstill, leading to an unfortunate, albeit hilarious moment during the race.

Unfortunately, the camera cuts away before we can see the reaction of the operators, although it’s hard to imagine that they wouldn’t be a little annoyed at that immediate outcome. While it’s currently unknown what the estimated price is for the DevBot 2.0, as they’re all produced specifically by Roborace, this little crash probably just cost the team a lot of money.

The DevBot 2.0 uses Nvidia’s DRIVE platform to operate, which allows artificial intelligence to take over driving the fully electric car, as it races through an augmented reality track.

As the name suggests, this is the second iteration to use the name and is being used by all teams during Season Beta. It’s unknown whether this error was due to a technical error or was down to the “operators”.

If fans are interested in Roborace, Season Beta is set to continue until October 30, and will be streamed on the competition’s official Twitch channel the whole time.