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Google’s self-driving cars will get a taste of the desert in Phoenix

April 7, 2016 - Uncategorized


After extensive trials across Mountain View, Austin and Kirkland, Google has announced that it will begin testing its autonomous vehicles in rugged Phoenix, Arizona. The company’s self-driving cars have clocked 1.5 million miles over the past six years and in various road and weather conditions. “The Phoenix area has distinct desert conditions, which will help us better understand how our sensors and cars handle extreme temperatures and dust in the air,” said Jennifer Haroon, head of business operations for Google’s Self-Driving Car program. It’s also possible that the company is shifting focus to Arizona because its road laws are less…

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