Now Google’s Autonomous Cars Can Detect a Cyclist’s Hand Signals While Driving



Google’s autonomous cars are a lot like toddlers in the fact they are learning new stuff every day, from how to approach a four-way stop to when its appropriate to honk.

However, unlike toddlers, autonomous cars have the potential to change the world in the matter of a few short years.

Lately, Google’s autonomous cars have been learning how to deal with cyclists, and specifically how to detect cyclist’s hand signals.

In order to do this, the vehicles utilize machine learning to memorize signals from previous rides, in addition to 360-degree sensors to detect the specific kind of bike and its rider or riders.

Google says, “Our cars won’t squeeze by when cyclists take the center of the lane, even if there’s technically enough space.”

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