Introducing Cruise, the first highway autopilot for your car. It uses cameras and radar to keep your car in its lane and a safe distance from the car in front of you. Simply drive onto an approved highway, move into a lane, and hit the Cruise button. The Cruise RP1 will take control of your steering, braking, and acceleration to keep you in your lane and a safe distance from the car in front of you. It will automatically slow down for traffic, even to a complete stop if needed, and will accelerate once the traffic clears.
While the Cruise RP1 is an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), it does not take the place of a human driver. The driver of the vehicle is still responsible for actively monitoring the road, obeying all traffic laws, and being ready to take over if needed.
The Cruise RP1 Has Three Components
● Sensor pod | A small pod is mounted to the roof of your vehicle near the windshield. It
contains cameras, radar, and other sensors that are used by a computer to understand what's happening around your vehicle.
● Computer | A computation is mounted in your trunk. It runs off of your cars electrical system and uses less than one cubic foot of trunk space.
● Actuators | The Cruise RP1 uses actuators tucked away in the driver's side footwell to control your steering, braking, and acceleration. They're completely hidden from view and don't get in the way when not in use.
Cruise is continuously conducting safety testing with trained operators. By the time the product is ready for customer use, it will have gone the same kinds of road testing and independent third party testing that most automotive companies use for their new products. While this isn't required by law, they are leveraging the decades of best practices from the automotive world to ensure the safety of their customers and other drivers on the road.