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Google’s self-driving car understands cyclists’ hand signals


Publication date: 21 May 2015


Google reveals how it has developed technologies for its self-driving car to keep an eye on cyclists. The latest patent shows how car’s sensors will distinguish a cyclist among cars and other objects on the road using a combination of a camera, Lidar and radar to collect information.

Measurements on the cyclist's body are put into a Google algorithm, which can tell whether a cyclist is signalling left, right or slowing down. The car examines the height of objects it may think are cyclists, compared with the average height of cyclists it has previously identified. Google is working towards the goal of having its self-driving cars on the road within five years.

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