Technology
We’re building a safer driver that is always alert and never distracted.
Our fully self-driving technology will handle all the driving so you can go from door to door without taking the wheel. This will deliver the biggest impact on improving road safety and mobility for everyone.
How it works
Our vehicles have sensors and software that are designed to detect pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, road work and more from a distance of up to two football fields away in all directions.
In the following situation, our vehicle is about to drive straight across an intersection with many other road users nearby, including a cyclist up ahead.
Our sensors observe that the cyclist has extended their left arm. Detecting the cyclist's hand signal, our software predicts that the cyclist will move to the left side of the lane.
Our software plans for our vehicle to slow down and make room for the cyclist to pass safely and comfortably ahead of us.
Our sensors and software detect and predict the behavior of not only the cyclist, but of all the road users around us. We rely on 2 million miles of real world experience to teach our cars to navigate safely and comfortably through everyday traffic.
Navigating real roads
Every day, our cars drive safely through many complex scenarios on real city streets.

We can adjust to unexpected changes like closed lanes or respond to complex cues at a railroad crossing. We’ve also taught our vehicles to drive defensively, so they try to stay out of blind spots and nudge away from large vehicles.