Argo Self-Driving System

We’re building the eyes, ears, and brain of an autonomous vehicle with our core product, the Argo Self-Driving System. Today, our system is integrated into two vehicles.

Fourth-Generation Argo AI Ford Vehicle
Meet the Ford Escape self-driving test vehicle

A hybrid-electric vehicle with custom-built hardware and redundant safety systems, specifically designed for commercial autonomous services in U.S. cities.

Argo AI Volkswagen ID Buzz
Meet the Volkswagen ID. Buzz AD (Autonomous Driving) test vehicle

An all-electric autonomous van that will enable commercial ride pooling services throughout Europe.

How It Works

.01 Map

Roadway Map Illustration

Highly-detailed 3D maps offer safety redundancy and street-level knowledge, like speed limits and the locations of traffic signs.

.02 Sense

Argo AI Sensing Illustration

A suite of lidar, radar, and camera sensors provide a detailed view of the vehicle’s surroundings more than 400 meters in all directions.

.03 Plan

Argo AI Act Illustration

Using sensor data, the Argo Self-Driving System predicts and plans the vehicle’s actions, factoring in the paths of other road users.

.04 Act

Argo AI Plan Illustration

Argo technology directs the engine, braking, and steering so that the vehicle moves safely and naturally, like an experienced local driver.

What the self-driving system can see

How We Test

From the lab to simulated environments, closed courses, and public roads, we continuously test our technology to perform safely and reliably in diverse conditions.

Check out our testing process

Argo AI Computer Testing

Argo Lidar

Our proprietary laser sensor is built specifically for the demands of safe self-driving. Designed to scale. All from a single sensor.

  • More than 400 meter sensing range for safe driving at highway speeds
  • High-resolution imagery for complex city environments
  • Detection of dark objects at distance
  • 360-degree rotation for full coverage
Argo AI Lidar Unit On Vehicle


Commercial operations require technology that extends far beyond the autonomous vehicle itself. Our flexible cloud infrastructure includes dispatch and fleet management systems that can connect to existing operations with speed and efficiency – for deploying ride-hail and delivery services at scale.

Argo Watch Fleet Tracker Screen