Google fine tunes its self-driving car for city streets

It’s been a while since Google last provided an update on its self-driving car, and today it’s detailing just what the project has been up to over the last year and a half. The project is now focusing on the car’s ability to drive through cities — not just freeways — a task that requires it to be able to sense and consider everything from complex intersections to passing pedestrians. Google says that its self-driving car can now detect “hundreds of distinct objects” at once, including stop signs held by crossing guards and turn signals made by cyclists.

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