Self-Driving Car FAQ - What is a self-driving car?

A self-driving car (a.k.a. autonomous car, driverless car, robotic car) is an automobile that is capable of sensing its external environment and safely navigating without human input. Self-driving cars typically rely on GPS to guide their navigation and employ various sensors to provide information about their immediate environment. Advanced sensors commonly employed include cameras, radar, and lidar, Advanced control systems analyze sensor information to identify appropriate navigation paths that are safe and efficient.