Saving lives is at the heart of our engineering challenge.
Learn how a hackathon project became an essential data visualization tool for AV engineers at Cruise and beyond.
40+ sensors give Cruise AVs a 360° view to see far and wide, and can map the location of surrounding objects within centimeters.
Cruise AVs evaluate and negotiate the complex movements of the busiest city streets with efficiency and without distraction.
Cruise AVs detect, predict, and respond to the movement of people, animals, and objects faster than any human brain.
Cruise AVs learn and improve with every mile they drive—more than 2m on the hectic streets of San Francisco (and counting).
Custom built on the foundation of the Chevy Bolt, our first-generation vehicles have logged millions of city miles to make self-driving a reality. They have everything they need to drive directly onboard: 40% of their hardware is unique to self-driving.
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?"
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.
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.”
Learn how Cruisers’ experiences as avid urban cyclists inform their work to improve how Cruise self-driving vehicles share the road.
Soon, you’ll meet the Cruise Origin. No steering wheel. No mirrors. No pedals. It’s an entirely new transportation experience designed purely around the rider.