At Gizmodo, Adam Clark Estes examines how Google’s self-driving car deals with traffic:

Thanks to software upgrades, the self-driving car can now “detect hundreds of distinct objects simultaneously—pedestrians, buses, a stop sign held up by a crossing guard, or a cyclist making gestures that indicate a possible turn.” As these capabilities improve, Google says the car will one day be able to navigate the hectic streets of New York City with ease.