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Day 21 Capability : Navigate bridges

on December 6, 2017

In order to navigate over bridges, a self-driving car must have robust localization capabilities, because of the lack of environmental cues that help the car position itself. Additionally, bridges often have different lane types and sizes than the roads on either side of them, and narrow or nonexistent shoulders. The surroundings can vary from large beams to short guard rails, and the car must distinguish between these barriers and the vehicles around them. Our autonomous software works to navigate these scenarios with ease.

This video includes clips of the Torc self-driving car on a variety of bridges throughout the country. The variety of sizes, lengths, and heights of the bridges makes for great tests of our autonomous technology, as well as providing beautiful scenery.

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 21 Capability : Navigate bridges