self-driving Jaguar I-Pace.

Jaguar I-Pace

Rob Verger, Popular Science »

Autonomous car company Waymo, a Google sibling and part of Alphabet, has just published a detailed explainer about the newest version of the sensors on some of its vehicles. While Waymo is known for its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans, the whips with the latest gear on them are now electric Jaguar I-Paces.

The closest analog to your eyes on these self-driving cars is the more than two dozen cameras on each Jaguar. The vehicles sport 29 cameras apiece, located in the front and back, sides, and top of the vehicle. Some of these are capable of spotting crucial elements of the streetscape—such as a stop sign—from more than 1,640 feet in the distance, according to Satish Jeyachandran, Waymo’s head of hardware, who authored the blog item on the topic.


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