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Avoiding a sideswipe on the highway

The Aurora Driver detects a vehicle drifting into its lane and gently nudges toward the shoulder to avoid a sideswipe.


 The Aurora Driver is traveling southbound on I-45 between Dallas and Houston when our truck is almost clipped by a trailer in the neighboring lane.

The Aurora Driver perceives this sideswipe threat, assesses its surrounding environment including determining if it has space on the shoulder to the right, and then shifts itself to the right portion of its lane, temporarily and safely crossing the shoulder boundary. 

These actions enable the Aurora Driver to successfully avoid this sideswipe scenario.