Our vehicle is a combination of many different elements, all of which are necessary to allow our car to function. Here, we will break down some of the key components of the vehicle and what function they ultimately play.
Camera & sensors
Using a Velodyne HDL-64E laser-based detector, we are able to create a precise 3D map of our environment. Then, using the numerous cameras placed along our vehicle, we are able to identify and read traffic signs, lights, signals and more.
By combining the input from all of our sensors and using cutting edge AI and machine learning techniques, our vehicle will be able to identify street signs, locate pedestrians on the road, decided on the most efficient route to its final destination.
The car is the centerpiece of the entire operation. It is the foundation upon which everything else is built. It has both a manual control mode, and a fully autonomous mode, and acts as the physical interface for the components in the system.