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April 29, 2014

Google: Driverless cars master city streets

  • Test cars now can handle urban situations like cyclists, signs and hand gestures that would have stumped them a year or two ago.
    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — Google says it has turned a corner in its pursuit of a car that can drive itself.

    The tech giant's self-driving cars already can navigate freeways comfortably, albeit with a driver ready to take control. But city driving — with its obstacle course of jaywalkers, bicyclists and blind corners — has been a far greater challenge for the cars' computers.

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