Ford’s patent application puts focus on autonomous police vehicles

The applicant for “Autonomous Police Vehicle” was listed as Ford Global Technologies.
Presenting the background on their idea, the patent stated, “While autonomous vehicles can and will be programmed to obey traffic laws, a human driver can override that programming to control and operate the vehicle at any time. When a vehicle is under the control of a human driver there is a possibility of violation of traffic laws. Thus, there will still be a need to police traffic.”
How would driverless police cars know which drivers are breaking rules of the road TechCrunch: “Ford’s patent filing describes a machine learning algorithm that would be able to determine whether or not a vehicle breaking the law warrants a warning as opposed to a citation, and relay that decision to the driver.”