Tag: Self-driving Cars

Self-driving cars, also known as driverless or autonomous cars, are motor vehicles based on internal combustion, hybrid, hydrogen, or electrical engines, which can run with little or no human control. To monitor the road signs and condition as well as run safely, self-driving vehicles use a wide number of sensing technologies that include a Lidar, radar, and sonar to detect pedestrians, objects, and other vehicles on the road as well as determine their speed. Autonomous cars also use a set of cameras and special software in order to determine whether a detected object is another vehicle or pedestrian. Using simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), driverless cars can create a digital 3D map of the surrounding thus properly estimating the road conditions and ensuring a safe driving style.