This is what the streets of London look like to a driverless car

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways May 4, 2016 13:23

This is what the streets of London look like to a driverless car


  • Mapping company Here has mapped London in preparation for the arrival of autonomous cars — expected to be hitting the capital’s streets as soon as next year.

    The company used Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) technology to build the data that can be used by driverless cars to understand their environment, as seen in these 3D models.

    By using vehicles equipped with a five-foot rig full of mapping equipment, the company is able to record 700,000 3D data sections per second, which it said allows it to pinpoint curbs, trees and road furniture to a 10cm accuracy.

     

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways May 4, 2016 13:23