28 février 2018

Why Has Waymo Taken So Long to Commercialize Autonomous Taxis?

Why Has Waymo Taken So Long to Commercialize Autonomous Taxis? In November 2017, Waymo GOOG announced it was testing autonomous cars in Phoenix, without drivers behind the steering wheels but with safety engineers in the back seats. Next, the company plans to commercialize a ridesharing service. According to data from the California Department of Motor Vehicles,1 Waymo’s cars are improving rapidly enough to support a commercial launch within the next two years. The same data, however, also suggest that Waymo will... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2015

How Google’s self-driving cars may handle the toughest situations

Left-hand turns are one of the tougher things drivers have to do. They result in far more accidents than right-hand turns, and have been called “the bane of traffic engineers.” The challenge of turning left holds for self-driving cars, too. A Google patent application that was published online last week details a system to assist its self-driving vehicles in difficult situations, such as certain left-hand turns. Google describes how its self-driving vehicles could reach out to a remote assistant to advise on situations such... [Lire la suite]
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