Here's the video.

The Uber driver did not seem to be paying much attention. I wouldn't have either. Nor would you. The point is, and it's obvious, there was no time for a human to react.

However, one might easily have expected radar to perform better. In this instance, self-driving fared no better than humans. Not a great performance.

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Would a Waymo vehicle have done better? I suspect so, but I do not know so.

Looking ahead: Radar will get better. Humans won't.

That's the all-important bottom line.

Will this slow down self-driving deployment?

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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