We all know that self-driving cars are the future — it’s just a matter of time and testing (lots and lots of testing) for safety purposes until they take over the road. But how, exactly, does the self-driving car know exactly what’s going on? How does it see the world around us?
Thanks to information and videos shared by 3D mapping company Civil Maps (which received a huge investment from Ford Motors last year), we can get a better sense of what’s happening when a self-driving car is perusing through traffic.
Anuj Gupta, a Civil Maps product manager, wrote about the process on Medium and shared a couple of videos, including the one above, which was spotted by TechCrunch. In the video, which comes from a recent test in April 2017 on the roads of Plymouth, Michigan, viewers can experience exactly what a self-driving car sees when it hits the road. Read more…
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