Waymo Is Driving 100,000 San Francisco Miles Per Week

Waypoint - The official Waymo blog: Expanding our testing in San Francisco

They identify four core strengths:

  1. Custom sensors
  2. Machine learning
  3. Transfer learning (e.g. from Phoenix and from trucking)
  4. Focus

“Our machine learning models have observed and learned countless other small nuances that help us drive like locals. Through our experience of driving in San Francisco, for example, the Waymo Driver has learned that residents often drive slightly slower while traveling up steep slopes. Therefore, based on its experience and depending on the speed and flow of traffic, the Waymo Driver does, too, to provide San Franciscans with a familiar and comfortable experience navigating the city’s many hills.”

Lots more on the Waymo blog.

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