Run openpilot with webcam on PC

What’s needed:

  • Ubuntu 24.04

  • GPU (recommended)

  • Two USB webcams, at least 720p and 78 degrees FOV (e.g. Logitech C920/C615)

  • Car harness with black panda to connect to your car

  • Panda paw or USB-A to USB-A cable to connect panda to your computer That’s it!

Setup openpilot

cd ~
git clone https://github.com/commaai/openpilot.git

Build openpilot for webcam

cd ~/openpilot
USE_WEBCAM=1 scons -j$(nproc)

Connect the hardware

  • Connect the road facing camera first, then the driver facing camera

  • (default indexes are 1 and 2; can be modified in system/camerad/cameras/camera_webcam.cc)

  • Connect your computer to panda

GO

cd ~/openpilot/system/manager
NOSENSOR=1 USE_WEBCAM=1 ./manager.py
  • Start the car, then the UI should show the road webcam’s view

  • Adjust and secure the webcams (you can run tools/webcam/front_mount_helper.py to help mount the driver camera)

  • Finish calibration and engage!