A couple of months ago Ford showcased how its autonomous driving technology handles snow. Now the car maker uploaded a video that illustrates how well the car handles winding roads at night in a pitch black environment. The car relies on LiDAR for this, which requires the availability of high-resolution maps.
Driving in pitch black at Ford Arizona Proving Ground marks the next step on the company’s journey to delivering fully autonomous vehicles to customers around the globe. It’s an important development in that it shows that even without cameras, which rely on light, Ford’s LiDAR – working with the car’s virtual driver software – is robust enough to steer flawlessly around winding roads.