Natives of the Google X laboratory, and now one of the leaders in the development of unmanned vehicles, the company Waymo published a panoramic video "how the autopilot sees the road."
The main "hero" of the video is the minivan Waymo Pacifica Hybrid, which for a couple of years is being chased in simulators and on real roads. In the video, we are shown the principles of the operation of lidars, radars and cameras, which form the "vision" of the car. The developers are especially focused on what data arrays have to be processed by the computer to simply see the road.
The purpose of the video is to show potential potential customers the wrong side of autonomous taxis. According to recent polls, more than half of Americans are afraid of drones and do not plan to use them.