Autonomous driving systems are responsible for looking at and processing exactly what humans see while driving, except they go about it in a completely different way using a technology called lidar.

As part of a recent piece for The New York Times Magazine, London-based design studio ScanLAB Projects roamed the streets of their home town equipped with 3D laser scanners. The goal of the joy ride was to visualize how driverless cars might perceive the world around them.

Based on the clip above, I'd say they passed with flying colors.

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