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Day 18 Capability: Respond to rule-breakers at intersections

on December 1, 2017

In late 2016, the NHTSA published data showing the distribution of pre-crash scenarios. It showed 24 percent of crashes happened when vehicles were turning or crossing at intersections just prior to the crashes. Our autonomous system can detect vehicles turning from any angle and anticipate that the vehicle will cross its path.

In this video captured by a roof-mounted vehicle camera, the Torc car is in the leftmost turning lane. As the light turns green, three vehicles in the non-turning lane turn to enter the left lane. The Torc car mitigates a potential collision by tracking the vehicles’ movements and responding appropriately.

We’re showcasing the capabilities of our autonomous car system on real public roads with real scenarios the car has encountered. To get updates on the latest videos, check back on our blog or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Jim DudleyDay 18 Capability: Respond to rule-breakers at intersections