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Self-driving cars are great, but what about when it gets dark?

April 11, 2016 - Uncategorized

It’s one thing for an autonomous vehicle to carry passengers to their destination safely through the day, but doing so in the dark is a totally different ball game. Self-driving cars typically rely on radars, cameras and lidars (sensors that use lasers to survey spaces) to detect obstacles and other traffic that they need to avoid. But cameras are essentially useless after sundown, so the other two types of sensors better work damn well in order to keep riders safe. In the clip above, Ford demonstrates how it’s using a combination of maps and lidars to help guide its cars…

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