How self driving cars see the world (Video)


Driverless cars are hitting the roads in cities all over the world, but just how much do you know about how they see and evaluate the world? And if you knew more would you feel more confident about being a passenger in one?


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Let’s flip back in time to this TEDX video reel from 2015 Chris Urmson, who up until recently, headed up Google’s driverless car program – one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver’s seat.

In this talk Chris shares fascinating footage that shows how driverless cars see the road and make autonomous decisions about what to do next. Needless to say the complexity of it all might not surprise you but many of the outstanding challenges are being overcome and overcome quickly.


How a driverless car sees the world, 2015

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Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, award winning Futurist and Founder of the 311 Institute is described as "The Adviser behind the Advisers." Recognised for the past five years as one of the world's foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an author, entrepreneur international speaker who helps investors, multi-nationals, regulators and sovereign governments around the world envision, build and lead the future. Today, asides from being a member of Centrica's prestigious Technology and Innovation Committee and mentoring XPrize teams, Matthew's accomplishments, among others, include playing the lead role in helping the world's largest smartphone manufacturers ideate the next five generations of mobile devices, and what comes beyond, and helping the world's largest high tech semiconductor manufacturers envision the next twenty years of intelligent machines. Matthew's clients include Accenture, Bain & Co, Bank of America, Blackrock, Bloomberg, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Consulting Group, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Du Pont, E&Y, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, HPE, Huawei, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, McKinsey & Co, Monsanto, PWC, Qualcomm, Rolls Royce, SAP, Samsung, Schroeder's, Sequoia Capital, Sopra Steria, UBS, the UK's HM Treasury, the USAF and many others.

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