Google says that Waymo self-driving cars are ready for snowy weather

There's no word on when or if Waymo will ever come to Canada

Executives from Google’s Waymo autonomous vehicle division have announced that the company’s self-driving cars can now navigate through snowy weather.

During a presentation at Google’s I/O 2018 developers’ conference, Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov showed off how Google’s self-driving cars function while driving in the snow.

The first image below shows what self-driving vehicles typically perceive when they’re operating in snowy weather.

However, using Google’s TensorFlow machine learning software, engineers can train Waymo vehicles to navigate through snowy weather.

The image below shows what Waymo vehicle perceive during especially snowy weather.

While Google didn’t make any announcements regarding an eventual Canadian launch, today’s announcement is a sign that autonomous vehicle research and development is progressing at a substantial pace.