Today’s test vehicles have a complementary array of sensors, cameras and radars, so that we can navigate complex city streets intelligently and with a 360-degree view of the world around it. Safety design and operational requirements, in compliance with federal, state and local regulations, are our focus as we design our level 4 and level 5 cars for deployment.
In each car alone, we have installed 10 cameras that take picture at a frequency of 10 shots/s. We see more of what is going on around the car at any given time than a driver can, and therefore have greater agility and safer response capabilities.
Our 100% EV Bolt fleet is designed with fully-integrated hardware and software to account for operational capabilities and assurances, such that the operator behind the wheel can take control of the vehicle throughout development and testing. Our sensors allow for comprehensive data collection across traffic, road maintenance and environmental factors. Our cars can adapt to various real-life road situations and especially those that are unanticipated (e.g., a dog darting across the road, an unexpected hard braking by the car in front of us).
Even then, we have a sophisticated simulations team that tests real-world scenarios in zero-consequence, off-road environments. This means that we can simulate the most horrific traffic accidents and unexpected road experiences to train our cars to respond correctly.