We’ve heard about Google’s self-driving cars for a couple of years now, and while those working on the project have been pretty quiet, Google has released its most detailed look yet at how these autonomous vehicles would work.
Up until now, the cars had been doing lots of highway driving, but the navigation of cities proved more challenging. Today, Google announced that it has been fine-tuning how the car detects “hundreds of distant objects” to make it possible for the car to navigate safely in complex city streets.
The Verge reports the software in the self-driving cars has been updated to detect stop signs held by crossing cards, turning signals made by cyclists, and can detect closed lanes, parked vehicles and plenty of other city hazards, as shown in this newly-released video:
The cars have been driving through Google’s home base of Mountain View, California. Project Director Chris Urmson explainsRead More »from Google’s self-driving cars get improved city driving capabilities