Google’s Waymo has been upheld so far as an example of how well it goes with self-driving car techniques . But now it appears from information that [The Netherlands] The Information received from anonymous employees of the company that there are many problems behind the scenes.
Especially do not turn left
At the forefront is the technology behind the cars. For example, the Chrysler Pacificas with Waymo driving have trouble taking corners, to name a few basic ones. Turning left in particular is a problem, because the vehicles just do not seem to be able to see what is happening on that side.
That is dangerous, because according to the reports the cars sometimes turn left if that actually does not work at all. Inserting on the highway is for the frustrated drivers who ride often squeeze buttocks, because the cars do that even if there is actually very little space for it. The problems are not limited to the left, by the way: turning right also causes problems. Priority rules in general are a crime and that means that drivers have to take control quite often.
Too correct for reality
In addition, there are certain other situations where the cars can not handle. Traffic lights that limit the flow of traffic to the motorway are apparently a mystery to the self-driving cars . This also has to do with the fact that the cars have extremely controlled driving behavior and thus keep 100 per cent of all applicable traffic rules. That problem also pops up at stop signs, because the cars wait well for the obligatory 3 seconds, whether that is necessary or not.
The cars drive mainly in Phoenix, Arizona, partly because it is quite quiet on the road there. The majority of self-driving cars still have a human babysitter, but there are also restrictions built in. For example, a car may not turn to the left if the maximum speed on the road where the car wants to go is above a certain level.
“Forbid all people to drive a car”
It is so far less successful than self-driving car companies want us to believe. According to insiders, the claims so far are ‘not far beyond the start line’ and are mainly small steps that are made. That means that the dream of self-driving cars will have to stay in our heads for a while. The best way to speed up the process? Forbid all human drivers to drive, according to Waymo’s technicians. But yes, that is not an option either. So wait a while.