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Waymo, Sensor Visualization, 2018

This is a Waymo, Sensor Visualization. It was designed by Waymo and created by Waymo and collaborator: Google Creative Labs and Framestore. It is dated 2018. Its medium is video. It is a part of the department.

How do you teach a vehicle to see and make it safe and easy for people and things to move around? This video recreates how Waymo’s self-driving cars navigate roads using an array of sensors that allows them to “see” 360 degrees, both in daytime and at night, and up to nearly 3 football fields away. The cars learn to anticipate how to behave and determine the safest maneuvers. Waymo’s self-driving cars are currently being user-tested in Phoenix, Arizona.

It is credited Courtesy of Waymo.

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Running time: 3 min.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility.

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