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Source: Civil Maps

Watch How A Driverless Car 'Sees' The Road


Self-driving cars remain one of the most exciting features coming down the pipeline, but many are still skeptical of the technology. That’s because they either don’t understand how the process works or they’re worried about potential failures that could happen with it. Ford and Civil Maps are hoping to build that trust by explaining how it all happens.

Videos are available online from Civil Maps that go into further detail. One shows how self-driving technology has “six degrees of freedom” that gives it the power to learn their surroundings and quickly process that to make decisions: roll, pitch, yaw, x-axis, y-axis, and z-axis. Those are all the ways the vehicle can tilt and directly move.