Google’s Autonomous Cars Can Share The Road With Cyclists

The company has released its self-driving car report for June 2016 and has detailed how its autonomous vehicles can safely share the road with cyclists. While cyclists might be hard for the self-driving cars to detect, Google has taught its cars to drive conservatively when near cyclists, to avoid any accidents. Through observation of cyclists on the roads and at Google’s Mountain View test track, the company has managed to teach its software to recognize common riding behaviors such as detecting a cyclists hand signals as an indication to make a turn or shift over. This has helped the company’s fleet of autonomous vehicles to better predict a cyclist’s course.