How an autonomous car works
What is an autonomous car?
An autonomous car (also known as a driverless car, self-driving car or robotic car) is a car that is capable of sensing what is around it and navigating without a person driving.
How does it work?
Autonomous cars use a variety of techniques to detect their surroundings, such as radar, laser light, GPS, odometry and computer vision. They have advanced control systems that interpret sensory information to identify appropriate navigation paths, as well as obstacles and relevant signage.
The following video shows some of the different cameras that a Tesla autonomous car uses to sense where the road is and all the different objects that it comes close to such as people and other cars.
Don't forget to log into your Scratch account so you can save your work!