Driverless Cars Also Struggle in the Snow

  • 'Snow smoke' can disable sensors robot cars need to navigate
  • Volvo, Ford, Google seek solutions in the great white north

How Long Until Driverless Cars Go Mainstream?

In Jokkmokk, a tiny hamlet just north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, where temperatures can dip to 50 below, 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.

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