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Robot cars getting smarter, reports say

Feb 02, 2017 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Self-driving cars - especially those from Waymo - are getting smarter and more street-savvy as they rack up more miles on the road.

That's one finding from Wednesday's release of annual reports on "disengagements" - times when a driver needed to take control of an autonomous vehicle - required by the California Department of Motor Vehicles for all companies testing robot cars on public roads.

Autonomous cars from Waymo, the recently renamed offshoot of Google, showed a fourfold imp...