Roos fox driver­less cars

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SUPERSAFE car man­u­fac­turer Volvo may have trou­ble launch­ing their self-driv­ing cars in Aus­tralia – be­cause they can’t recog­nise KAN­GA­ROOS! The com­pany’s “Large An­i­mal De­tec­tion sys­tem” can iden­tify and avoid deer, elk and cari­bou, but early test­ing Down Un­der shows it can­not ad­just to the kan­ga­roo’s hop­ping. Volvo’s Aus­tralian tech­ni­cal man­ager, David Pick­ett, said the trou­bles had arisen be­cause their cars’ ob­ject de­tec­tion sys­tems used the ground as a ref­er­ence point, and a kan­ga­roo’s hop­ping was con­fus­ing it. He said: “When it’s in the air, it looks like it’s fur­ther away. Then it lands and it looks closer.” Kan­ga­roos are re­spon­si­ble for 90% of col­li­sions be­tween ve­hi­cles and an­i­mals in Aus­tralia.

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