The Google self-driving car project is now Waymo. Waymo stands for a new way forward in mobility. Google has made a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around.
With fully self-driving technology we’ll be able to get where we want to go at the push of a button—without the need for a human driver at the wheel.
They’re building a safer driver that is always alert and never distracted. Their fully self-driving technology will handle all the driving, so we can go from door to door without taking the wheel. This will deliver the biggest impact on improving road safety and mobility for everyone.
Google vehicles have sensors and software that are designed to detect pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, road work and more from a distance of up to two football fields away in all directions.
In some situations, google self-driving car is about to drive straight across an intersection with many other road users nearby, including a cyclist up ahead. Sensors observe that the cyclist has extended his left arm. Detecting the cyclist’s hand signal, our software predicts that the cyclist will move to the left side of the lane.
Sensors and software work together to detect and predict the behaviour of not only the cyclist but of all the road users around us. This project has relied on over 2 million miles of real-world experience to teach self-driving cars to navigate safely and comfortably through everyday traffic.
Every day google self-driving car drives safely through many complex scenarios on real city streets.
It can adjust to unexpected changes like closed lanes or respond to complex cues at a railroad crossing. They’ve also taught their vehicles to drive defensively, so they try to stay out of blind spots and nudge away from large vehicles.
Actually, google has two types of vehicles on public roads, and their team is working to add 100 new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to every fleet soon. For now, there are test drivers behind the wheel who provide feedback on how these cars drive to the engineering team.
They’ve self-driven more than 2 million miles mostly on city streets. That’s the equivalent of over 300 years of human driving experience, considering the hours we’ve spent on the road. This builds on the 1 billion miles we’ve driven in simulation in just 2016.
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