We designed our technology to emulate the driving styles of highly skilled and safe drivers. Our system bases its driving decisions on an approach we call See-Think-Act. The system first perceives the world and understands its location (perceiving and localizing). It uses these factors to calculate the optimal driving decision (thinking). Finally, it executes this decision in real-time to navigate its environment. Our system continuously performs these tasks as it traverses the roadway.
See: A Full Sensor Suite
Our current system uses integrated cameras, long and short-range Lidar, and long and short-range radar to detect its surroundings. This sensor suite utilizes each component’s strengths to provide a 3D picture of the environment, detect objects and calculate the movement of vehicles around the truck for better prediction and decision-making.
Think: Planning The Next Move
Road environments and traffic conditions can change in the blink of an eye. Torc vehicles use detailed HD maps to plot out travel routes and ensure the safest and fastest trip possible. Our advanced localization and prediction algorithms allow our vehicles to immediately determine the next safe move on busy and unpredictable roadways by planning and updating routes in real-time.
Act: Safe Maneuvering
Level 4 behaviors respond to complex driving situations such as lane changes, merges and sudden speed variations in traffic. These abilities are what transforms driver assist technology into true Level 4 autonomy.