Getting started with CARLA

Welcome to CARLA

Welcome to CARLA! This tutorial provides the basic steps for getting started using CARLA.

Get the latest release

Download the latest release from our GitHub page and extract all the contents of the package in a folder of your choice.

The release package contains the following

  • The CARLA simulator.
  • The "carla" Python module.
  • Some Python client examples.

For now we will focus on the simulator only. The simulator can be run in two different modes

  • Server mode: The simulator is controlled by a client application that collects data and sends driving instructions. In this mode the simulator hangs until a client starts a connection.
  • Standalone mode: The simulator starts in sort of video-game mode in which you can control the vehicle with the keyboard.

In the next item in this tutorial we will run the standalone mode to take a first look into CARLA.