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Canada will wait longer for self-driving cars: report

| 01/15/2015 3:14 pm EST

Google Inc.'s director of self-driving cars says such technology will be in operation in two to five years, but Canada will have to wait longer due to its climate, according to a report by the Financial Post. An article posted online late Wednesday quoted Chris Urmson, speaking from the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit, saying that in cold climates ice could interfere with sensors on self-driving cars and snow could cover things that need to be sensed, such as stop signs. “Right now, we’re focused on driving in relatively benign conditions,” Urmson is quoted as...