Delphi’s self-driving car, which is a 2014 Audi SQ5, features six long-range radars, four short-range radars, three vision-based cameras, six lidars (Laser Radars), a localization system, intelligent software algorithms and a full suite of Advanced Drive Assistance Systems.
The car can manage four-way stops, merge onto highways, and steer around unexpected presences in the roadway, such as a bicyclist.
And it did all this fine along its record-breaking trip, as there were no incidents reported. Although there were several humans in the car in case precautions were needed.
Delphi described the trip as the car’s “ultimate test” as it would be “challenged under a variety of driving conditions from changing weather and terrain to potential road hazards - things that could never truly be tested in a lab.” Delphi gathered more than 2 terabytes of data that it can use to improve its future automated driving systems