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Google Self-Driving Car Danced With A Cyclist

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)'s new self-driving car met a cyclist at a four-way stop in Austin, Texas earlier this month. Although it is nothing really new as the self-driving cars from Google have driven more than 1.1 million miles, this encounter was still a special one as the cyclist was doing a track stand.

Google cars cannot understand a track stand

The encounter was recounted by the cyclist on an online bike forum. The car reached the stop line just before the cyclist arrived. The cyclist performed a track stand and waited for the car to move, but the track stand became a problem for the car.

In a track stand, a biker moves forward and backward slightly to maintain his...