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Waymo Cars Having Fun in SF?

diplomat33

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Aug 3, 2017
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Looks like Waymo need to tweak their mapping data...


Do we really need to spam multiple threads with this story? We already have a post about this in both the "autonomous driving progress" thread and the "waymo" thread. I don't think it needs a new thread.
 
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diplomat33

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It is also a clickbait article. The Waymos are not "confused". People just spotted several Waymos driving down the same dead end. And they are in manual mode with safety drivers and no riders. It is likely to be some sort of testing or data collection. Nothing wrong with the map data.
 
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impastu

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Looks like Waymo need to tweak their mapping data...

Thanks for posting here. Clearly some confusion or there wouldn’t be 50 of them cruising through. And the amount of hardware on those cars is so silly looking…
 

Daniel in SD

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Thanks for posting here. Clearly some confusion or there wouldn’t be 50 of them cruising through. And the amount of hardware on those cars is so silly looking…
Some simple math for you all. Waymo did 6.1 million miles of testing in Chandler, AZ in 1.75 years. There are 1000 miles of road in San Francisco. If they’re testing at that rate in SF and evenly distributed (I’m sure they’re not) that would mean a Waymo vehicle would pass by any given location 10 times a day.
EDIT: they’re testing even more than that!
 
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mhan00

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Some speculation that it’s a mapping issue. The street apparently only dead ends for cars; bikes and pedestrians can continue. But if it’s been happening for weeks with apparently dozens of cars, you’d assume they’d have fixed it by now, so probably testing something. Definitely sounds like a nuisance for people in the area, though, so hopefully this prompts Waymo to at least spread things out so there aren’t Waymo vehicles piling up at the same time.
 

powertoold

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This story will be maximum irony if Waymo's approach finds itself at a dead end. Elon will do his "fate loves irony" thing again.
 
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diplomat33

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Aug 3, 2017
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Statement from Waymo about the cars going doing the dead end street in SF:

Waymo has sent a statement to Teslarati about the incident. “We continually adjust to dynamic San Francisco road rules. In this case, cars traveling North of California on 15th Ave have to take a U-turn due to the presence of Slow Streets signage on Lake. So, the Waymo Driver was obeying the same road rules that any car is required to follow,” the self-driving company noted.

 

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