How Google’s Self-Driving Car Doesn’t Run You Over
The company's cars have logged 700,000 miles, and now they're focusing on more complicated city streets.
Google’s self-driving cars are zipping right along, with 700,000 miles logged. In a new blog post, the company announced that it’s been shifting its attention toward city driving, attempting to master the more challenging bustle of streets, maneuvering past pedestrians and other obstacles.
We’ve written pretty extensively on how Google wants to make this happen, but it’s fun to see exactly how the cars interpret these objects: to the software, bikers passing cars are a red blur, instead of the more human translation of Oh, God, look at this moron, think he owns the road.