The bike got Google Car maddened

Who has not ever lived absurd to reach an intersection situation? not only talk about cars, also a sidewalk, a corridor. you come across someone and you move to the left to make way, do not put yourselves in agreement and he also does the same, to have just crashing end. You’re going into an elevator, and you give way to another person, that person will give way to you, both of you take one step forward, do detenĂ©is, you turn to take another step forward. At the end you have spent a few seconds absurd as a courtesy. Imagine that instead of an elevator, we speak of an intersection with stop signs in both directions, for one of which a bicycle, on the other Google Car approaches. And before us two minutes absurd “pass you,” “step I”, which made Google car went crazy.


The proactive and very conservative nature of the autonomous car will generate absurd situations as described by this rider. Situations that only testing in real environments will correct.

It happened a few days ago in Austin, where Google is conducting tests of prototypes of autonomous cars. And the story had one of those involved in the forum Roadbike Review, culminating with a lapidary sentence that any rider would be identified “ I felt safer with an autonomous car, with a car driven by a human . “

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The incident apparently occurred as follows . Google Car approached the intersection a moment before I got the bike. The rider stopped, and Google took its Car of way to continue the march. At that moment the rider inched forward, enough for the autonomous car – one of the Lexus that the Mountain View are equipped with technology Google Car – stop again. The rider then resumed the march, just in the moment in which Google car started moving, the rider had to lower the feet of his horse quickly to avoid an absurd car crash and Google stopped forcefully.

This maneuver is repeated for two minutes as the protagonist, while Google engineers who were in the car were laughing with laughter and introduced code on their laptops, to correct the situation and, very probably the autonomous car to learn from this experience.

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The absurd situation experienced rider this is due to the proactive nature and very conservative autonomous car technology . The tests in real environments, on public roads and streets, are essential to perfect the technology and correct these behaviors. Even so, and as we mentioned a few weeks ago (Autonomous cars will drive like your grandmother), such as extremely conservative nature of the autonomous cars will be precisely one of the reasons which create dissatisfaction among its occupants, especially those who are conducting.

Whereupon also ask ourselves, autonomous cars will be able to interpret our gestures, for example fuss hands, as our intersection of yield at a stop, leaving a parking lot, or a zebra crossing ?

There you have it.

Via: The Verge
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