Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Google Self-Driving Car Project Monthly Report

Google's self-driving car project report for January 2016 is out now. The report states that Google drives more than 3 million miles a day in simulation, the equivalent of circling the equator five times, every hour. eek!

Testing on public roads is a vital part of developing our software, allowing us to drive in new environments and come across new experiences. But with the powerful driving simulator that we've developed we’re also able to learn without a single car leaving the garage. Our engineers are regularly adding new capabilities and refining the car’s driving by making improvements to the software. Before we roll out any change to our fleet of cars, we first test it extensively in this virtual environment.