Waymo showed how autonomous cars recognize pedestrians in a sandstormAugust 26, 2019
The company has demonstrated the capabilities of autonomous cars in bad weather conditions. Waymo argues that in some cases, “driver, person, or technology” should not go on the road. However, in these conditions, stand-alone models will work best.
So, with low visibility due to a sandstorm in Arizona, the autonomous Waymo successfully recognized a pedestrian who was almost invisible. Object identification is possible thanks to the lidar and radar system.
However, in accordance with safety rules, in extremely poor conditions, autonomous vehicles must stop in a safe place and stay there until the conditions improve.
Waymo continues to expand test areas in Michigan, Washington, and Florida to train the system in snow, fog, and heavy rain conditions.
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