By now you’ve probably seen those top-down graphical images of a self-driving car as it navigates through a neon-hued world made up of yellow and purple boxes representing other cars and pedestrians. These images are used to translate the raw data produced by a self-driving vehicle’s hardware and software stack into something more visually appealing for operators, and helps them better understand how their cars “see” and interact with the world around them.
Now, two big players in the self-driving car space — Uber and GM’s Cruise — are putting their visualization software on the web and making them free for anyone to use. It’s an unprecedented step in the world of closely guarded self-driving secrets, but one that…
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