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Google’s Driverless Car Has Learned Some Cool Tricks While Travelling 700K Miles

Posted on the 30 April 2014 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

Google has now announced that its’ self-driving car has successfully traveled 700,000 miles by itself, and to make the occasion more special, Google has upgraded the software that this car uses drive by itself with some nifty tricks.

“We’ve improved our software so it can detect hundreds of distinct objects simultaneously—pedestrians, buses, a stop sign held up by a crossing guard, or a cyclist making gestures that indicate a possible turn,” Google stated on a blog post.

Thanks to this update, now the car can detect stop signs, cyclists, fast moving pedestrians and many more to make quick predictions and save itself from accidents. As Google puts it, this update makes the self-driving car more aware of its surroundings while driving than even “a human physically can’t”.

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That’s an impressive milestone for Google and the future of driverless cars. With a few more improvements and testing, we will be lucky enough to witness self-driving cars in our streets very soon, and hopefully put an end to road accidents for good.

[Source: Google Blog]
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