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Caroline's boot contains a variety of electronics for running the car. At the bottom left is the main control unit, essentially a switch box for all the car's main components. To its right is the power supply unit for the computers.
In the middle is the communications control unit, and the black box at the top right is the CPU that processes what is seen by the cameras at the front of the car.
However, the bulk of the processing is performed by the six Debian Linux-powered CPUs that can be seen at the rear of the picture. The two left-most computers are the DAQ (data acquisition) units, which combine information from laser scanners at the front and back of the car to establish which objects are static and which dynamic. The top middle unit is the "watchdog": it monitors the other components. Below it is the control unit for the car's functions. At the top right is the mapping unit, and below that is the artificial intelligence unit: the decision-maker.