Google cars confused by track stands

In news linking technology and bikes in a funny, non-socially offensive way, the Washington Post reported on a humorous encounter between a fixed-gear cyclist and one of the Google Autonomous cars. According to the article, the slight motions created by the cyclist executing a track stand triggered the car to stop.

It apparently detected my presence … and stayed stationary for several seconds. it finally began to proceed, but as it did, I rolled forward an inch while still standing. The car immediately stopped…

— Washington Post,

Track stands always have been an exciting, thrilling and reckless thing – as this video clearly demonstrates

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From:: JustAnotherCyclist