Self-Driv­ing Cars’ Big Road­block: Win­ter

“Snow smoke” dis­ables sen­sors ro­bot ve­hi­cles need to nav­i­gate “When it starts build­ing up, you just lose func­tion­al­ity”

Bloomberg Businessweek (Europe) - - COMPANIES/INDUSTRIES -

In Jokkmokk, a ham­let just north of the Arc­tic Cir­cle in Swe­den, Volvo Cars’ self-driv­ing XC90 sport-util­ity ve­hi­cle met its match: frozen flakes that caked on radar sen­sors es­sen­tial to read­ing the road. Sud­denly the SUV was blind. “It’s re­ally dif­fi­cult, es­pe­cially when you have the snow

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