I just saw this youtube video where a Telsa using the Summon feature was pulled over for going through a stop sign. Summon makes it drive itself to a target location to pick up the driver. Say the car ran a stop sign and the cop wanted to give a ticket. Would the owner still receive the ticket even though he wasn't driving it? What would happen if it got pulled over far from the summon so there was no owner near by? This is different issue then pulling over a self-driving car, since there is no one in the car.
The person driving the car gets the ticket
(a) be in control of the steering, movement or propulsion of a vehicle, and
(b) in relation to a trailer, draw or tow the trailer, and
(c) ride a vehicle.
" driver" means any person driving a vehicle, and includes any person riding a vehicle.
For a totally autonomous car, the law hasn’t been settled who the driver is. The death of Elaine Herzberg has not yet led to any criminal trials and the civil matters have been settled so did not set any precedent. As these technologies become more prevalent then either legislatures will update the rules or a court will set a precedent.