Just like with human drivers, rain, snow and fog can all distort a self-driving car’s vision. Self-driving cars operate mainly in sunny, warm places during the day, to avoid potential weather-related complications.
Waymo, whose robotaxis can see 360 degrees around the car and over 3 football fields away, is looking to better combat weather conditions, and it’s starting in San Francisco, where any day there is a one third chance of fog, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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