Self-Driving Cars Are Too Good at 3-Point Turns, So Google Dumbed Them Down

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We don’t live driving backwards—it’s unnatural and forces us to turn our necks to an awkward angle. We like to drive forward, where we can see everything. Google knows this. “So we’ve taught our cars to mimic these human patterns, favoring wider forward arcs, rather than a series of short movements back and forth,” the company says in its October monthly report on its autonomous fleet.The self-driving future is going to be weird. One way to reduce traffic jams is to have a fleet of autonomous vehicles that can talk to each other, allowing cars to stay closer to each other than would be possible with human drivers and our limited reaction times. That means trusting the machine, even if it feels totally, utterly unnatural.

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