Go under the hood.
Cars that think and learn: Self-driving cars harness the most advanced technology to think and respond to the road. And the more miles they drive, the more they learn.
Fewer blind spots: These self-driving cars are equipped with sensors that can simultaneously see all around the car.
A safe experience: With some of the world’s most advanced technology, self-driving cars can quickly and safely respond to situations they encounter on the road – often, even faster than a human.
How your car sees the road
Self-driving cars use a collection of different sensors to perceive the world around them:
- Cameras work similar to our eyes, pick up things like lane markings, pedestrians and traffic signals
- Radar uses radio waves to detect pedestrians and other vehicles, and to understand how they are moving relative to one another
- LiDAR uses small laser pulses to build a 3-dimensional map of the environment and all of the objects in it
By stitching together the input from all of these sensors, self-driving cars establish a comprehensive awareness of their surroundings.
How your car knows what to do
Self-driving cars take in a massive amount of data from their sensors, then leverage state-of-the-art machine learning to recognize the objects around them.
"This is a car."
"This is a person in a crosswalk."
How your car navigates the world
Self-driving cars are programmed to know the rules of the road. They recognize speed limits, understand lanes, and know what to do when they see cars, bikes, and pedestrians.
Whether these vehicles are facing heavy traffic, no traffic, or any other situation, they look for a safe path forward, all while obeying the rules of the road.