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Transforming transportation, without shortcuts

Saving lives is at the heart of our engineering challenge.

Making streets safer
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Sharing the Road: Cruise Cyclists Make Self-Driving Safer

Learn how Cruisers’ experiences as avid urban cyclists inform their work to improve how Cruise self-driving vehicles share the road.

All seeing

40+ sensors give Cruise AVs a 360° view to see far and wide, and can map the location of surrounding objects within centimeters.

Smart thinking

Cruise AVs evaluate and negotiate the complex movements of the busiest city streets with efficiency and without distraction.

Fast acting

Cruise AVs detect, predict, and respond to the movement of people, animals, and objects faster than any human brain.

Always learning

Cruise AVs learn and improve with every mile they drive—more than 2m on the hectic streets of San Francisco (and counting).

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    See

    Cruise AVs can see far more than the human eye. Our sensors can see 360°, hundreds of feet ahead, and around that double-parked car.

    These sensors give the AV information about everything nearby, like pedestrians, construction, bikes, other cars, road conditions, and more.

    The AV makes sense of this information in a split second, tracking each important object.

    A detailed map of the street helps the car interpret the context of what’s happening.

    For example: "Is that pedestrian near a crosswalk?"

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    Think

    Now that our AV knows what’s happening nearby, it determines the best way to reach its destination by considering multiple paths per second and constantly choosing the best one to meet changing road conditions and events.

    This could look like:

    “I want to get in the right lane to take the next turn.”

    “Is there a gap available for me to change lanes?”

    The result is an intended driving path that is safe, expedient, and looks natural to other drivers.

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    Act

    The AV then tells the wheels and other controls — like the throttle, brake, and steering — how to move along this path, speeding up or slowing down to react to changes around it.

    “Turn right on Harrison.”

    “Slow down. The light is yellow and about to turn red.”

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An experience unlike anything today

When you remove a steering wheel, pedals, a rearview mirror, and more, you get something new — an experience purely designed around the rider. That means a spacious cabin and an on-demand, consistent experience where you can relax, work, or connect.

Doors
With doors close to the ground and 3 times larger than the average car door, riders can easily enter and exit.
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See what's beyond the car