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Google Using Self-Driving Car Data To Make Cars Smarter 174

cartechboy (2660665) writes "One thing Google has perfected is using massive data sets generated from users to improve user experience. Google's self-driving cars may be subject to the same cycle of improvement, as they have racked up considerable mileage on public roads, and each mile generates data that Google engineers can use to 'teach' vehicle. Meet Pricilla — a Google test driver on the self-driving car project as she does a video walk through of some of the improvements created so far. Some are fairly simplistic, for example: 'The car does move to avoid large obstacles." That said, the car can also detect a bicyclist signaling and stay clear — oddly, even when that cyclist changes his mind and zig zags a little." Google is now testing cars on the city streets of Mountain View.

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Google Using Self-Driving Car Data To Make Cars Smarter

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 28, 2014 @04:25PM (#46862621)

    Fucking cyclists are going to have a free lunch with self driving cars.

    Just plain old taking over the streets because they know the computers will give them right of way everytime.

    Google needs to program the cars with some assholery in mind where scaring cyclists is as common as checking for the car's fuel.

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