Self driving car videos often focus on the possible fun of rider experiences or the usefulness of computerized driving, but we’d also like to know more about the technology. How do driverless cars avoid crashing into things around them?

In this Reading Rainbow field trip to Israel, LeVar Burton gives us a glimpse at collision-avoidance technology when he takes a ride in a car that’s equipped to drive autonomously.

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