This video is insane!
I worked on autonomous cars way back in 2005 and participated in DARPA’s 2007 Urban Challenge, and the cars back then — 11 years ago! — performed better than this!
To quote the top HN comment:
How did LIDAR and IR not catch that? That seems like a pretty serious problem.
And that’s a severe understatement. The video makes it look like it was “too dark to see”, but to LIDAR she should have been spotted half a football field away! There’s no way it should have missed her.
The dark video footage just makes me wonder whether there’s something fishy going on here, because to a lay person (a human driver) it might look “understandable”, but to an autonomous car? No way!