In order for a self-driving car to make a U-turn, it must be able to maneuver into the correct lane, detect traffic lights (if applicable), and detect and track any vehicles or pedestrians at the intersection to ensure its path is clear. The car also has to track other turning vehicles to determine their speed and direction so it can adjust speed as necessary to keep a safe distance.

This video demonstrates the Torc self-driving car detecting a green traffic light in non-ideal lighting, then performing a U-turn, smoothly navigating into a lane on the opposite side of the road.

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