The basics of self-driving — Distance estimation

There is no such thing as a self-driving car. At least, not yet. Our new series of blogs The basics of self-driving examines the fundamental challenges to tackle before we reach autonomy.

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LiDARs function based on similar physical principles to radars and ultrasonics, measuring backscattered light to provide exact information.
The size of known-objects can be used for distance estimation with cameras.
Graph showing the relative performance of each distance estimation method.

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