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Waymo self-driving cars can now respond to traffic cops’ hand signals

Skeptics of self-driving cars like to ask how the vehicles’ automated software will handle unexpected, unusual situations. For instance, what if a traffic light at a major intersection is out and drivers need to follow signals from a police officer? Well, Waymo on Wednesday released a video showing that such an edge case is no problem at all for its autonomous vehicles.

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