Alphabet Inc’s self-driving expertise unit Waymo mentioned on Wednesday that a few of its automobiles in San Francisco encountered dense fog and briefly pulled over to the facet of the highway.
The incident, which occurred at round 6 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, impeded some visitors motion earlier than the vehicles moved out of the realm because the fog started to clear, Waymo mentioned.
“We have now software program updates deliberate to enhance our fog and parking efficiency to deal with such conditions sooner or later,” the corporate mentioned in a press release to Reuters.
The corporate’s vehicles use a system consisting of lidar sensors, cameras and radar sensors to understand their environment.
Waymo in December mentioned it was increasing its testing space to all of San Francisco metropolis, after making use of for a remaining allow it wants in California earlier than it may promote totally autonomous rides.
Final week, Basic Motors’ robotaxi unit Cruise mentioned it’s recalling self-driving software program in 300 automobiles after one in every of its driverless automobiles crashed into the again of a San Francisco bus.