Friday, March 18, 2016

Google Self-Driving Car Update

"I rode in Google’s self-driving car. This is what impressed me the most":
Google's self-driving car knows how to run yellow lights.

But unlike regular humans, it doesn't have to guess whether it'll beat the countdown. Instead, it turns what for many of us is a split-second decision based on experience and guts into a heavily calculated dance of probability, speed and trajectory. Roughly 230 feet before it hits an intersection, it scans the light with its cameras and, based on the thousands of other data points it's tracking in its surroundings, the car will make the right call.