Leapin' Lizards! Volvo's Self-Drive Cars Outfoxed By Bouncy Kangaroos
In a problem that probably would never, ever, come up in a design meeting, Volvo has discovered that Kangaroos confuse the heck out of their self-drive car system, which is undergoing testing for a proposed 2021 deployment.
Large animals in general are not a problem, but of course Kangaroos move in a unique manner and just "do not compute".
"When it's in the air it actually looks like it's further away, then it lands and it looks closer," Volvo Australia's technical manager David Pickett told the ABC.While Kangaroos do cause a lot of traffic incidents "down under" it's not expected that this will delay Volvo's progress significantly.