Google driving “trick”

Google has invested years and many millions of dollars developing a self-driving cars. And their progress has been remarkable: Those who have ridden in Google’s self-driving cars (always with a human driver in place and ready to take over, of course) have reported that the robotic cars drive so well they’re downright boring: they drive smoothly, safely, and one could even say intelligently.
But it turns out there’s a little trick involved, in fact the more I think about it the more I’m inclined to call it a very BIG trick, and the Google-bots’ ability to drive well could reallly be much more limited than it seems. This article from The Atlantic explains — click on the photo of the Google-bot car for the details.