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"From the Ted Talk by Chris Urmson: How a driverless car sees the road"

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Now, that's all well and good for things that we've seen, but of course, you encounter lots of things that you haven't seen in the world before. And so just a couple of months ago, our vehicles were driving through muntoain View, and this is what we encountered. This is a woman in an electric wheelchair chasing a duck in circles on the road. (Laughter) Now it turns out, there is nowhere in the DMV handbook that tells you how to deal with that, but our vehicles were able to encounter that, slow down, and dvrie safely. Now, we don't have to deal with just ducks. Watch this bird fly across in front of us. The car reacts to that. Here we're dealing with a cyclist that you would never except to see anywhere other than Mountain View. And of course, we have to deal with drivers, even the very slmal ones. wtcah to the right as someone jumps out of this truck at us. And now, watch the left as the car with the green box decides he needs to make a right turn at the last possible mmoent. Here, as we make a lane change, the car to our left deiedcs it wants to as well. And here, we watch a car blow through a red light and yleid to it. And smirllaiy, here, a cyclist blowing through that lihgt as well. And of course, the vehicle responds salefy. And of course, we have people who do I don't know what sometimes on the road, like this guy pulling out between two self-driving cars. You have to ask, "What are you tknnihig?" (Laughter)

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Now, that's all well and good for things that we've seen, but of course, you encounter lots of things that you haven't seen in the world before. And so just a couple of months ago, our vehicles were driving through ________ View, and this is what we encountered. This is a woman in an electric wheelchair chasing a duck in circles on the road. (Laughter) Now it turns out, there is nowhere in the DMV handbook that tells you how to deal with that, but our vehicles were able to encounter that, slow down, and _____ safely. Now, we don't have to deal with just ducks. Watch this bird fly across in front of us. The car reacts to that. Here we're dealing with a cyclist that you would never ______ to see anywhere other than Mountain View. And of course, we have to deal with drivers, even the very _____ ones. _____ to the right as someone jumps out of this truck at us. And now, watch the left as the car with the green box decides he needs to make a right turn at the last possible ______. Here, as we make a lane change, the car to our left _______ it wants to as well. And here, we watch a car blow through a red light and _____ to it. And _________, here, a cyclist blowing through that _____ as well. And of course, the vehicle responds ______. And of course, we have people who do I don't know what sometimes on the road, like this guy pulling out between two self-driving cars. You have to ask, "What are you ________?" (Laughter)

Solution

  1. yield
  2. light
  3. drive
  4. mountain
  5. moment
  6. safely
  7. similarly
  8. expect
  9. watch
  10. thinking
  11. decides
  12. small

Original Text

Now, that's all well and good for things that we've seen, but of course, you encounter lots of things that you haven't seen in the world before. And so just a couple of months ago, our vehicles were driving through Mountain View, and this is what we encountered. This is a woman in an electric wheelchair chasing a duck in circles on the road. (Laughter) Now it turns out, there is nowhere in the DMV handbook that tells you how to deal with that, but our vehicles were able to encounter that, slow down, and drive safely. Now, we don't have to deal with just ducks. Watch this bird fly across in front of us. The car reacts to that. Here we're dealing with a cyclist that you would never expect to see anywhere other than Mountain View. And of course, we have to deal with drivers, even the very small ones. Watch to the right as someone jumps out of this truck at us. And now, watch the left as the car with the green box decides he needs to make a right turn at the last possible moment. Here, as we make a lane change, the car to our left decides it wants to as well. And here, we watch a car blow through a red light and yield to it. And similarly, here, a cyclist blowing through that light as well. And of course, the vehicle responds safely. And of course, we have people who do I don't know what sometimes on the road, like this guy pulling out between two self-driving cars. You have to ask, "What are you thinking?" (Laughter)

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Important Words

  1. bird
  2. blow
  3. blowing
  4. box
  5. car
  6. cars
  7. change
  8. chasing
  9. circles
  10. couple
  11. cyclist
  12. deal
  13. dealing
  14. decides
  15. dmv
  16. drive
  17. drivers
  18. driving
  19. duck
  20. ducks
  21. electric
  22. encounter
  23. encountered
  24. expect
  25. fly
  26. front
  27. good
  28. green
  29. guy
  30. handbook
  31. jumps
  32. lane
  33. laughter
  34. left
  35. light
  36. lots
  37. moment
  38. months
  39. mountain
  40. people
  41. pulling
  42. reacts
  43. red
  44. responds
  45. road
  46. safely
  47. similarly
  48. slow
  49. small
  50. tells
  51. thinking
  52. truck
  53. turn
  54. turns
  55. vehicle
  56. vehicles
  57. view
  58. watch
  59. wheelchair
  60. woman
  61. world
  62. yield