CARLA 0.9.8 release

The CARLA team is delighted to finally announce the release of CARLA 0.9.8!

Learn all about it in the release post, and don’t forget to take a look at the release video.

Here is a brief summary of what CARLA 0.9.8 brings to the table.

  • Debian installation for CARLA. A step-by-step guide on how to use the deb packages to get the latest CARLA release and the ROS bridge.

  • ROS bridge. An updated integration between CARLA and ROS that makes for a ubiquitous and out-of-the-box experience.

  • Python API extension. An extended parser for OpenDRIVE to support new geometries.

  • Traffic Manager. Major fixes for synchronous mode, support for multiple clients, and a reduction in computational costs.

  • SUMO integration (experimental). Support for bidirectional co-simulation between CARLA and SUMO (an open-source traffic simulator prepared to handle large road networks).

  • OpenDRIVE Standalone mode (experimental). A new mode in CARLA to create maps from a single OpenDRIVE file. This new feature generates the road mesh automatically using procedural methods.

  • Documentation. Previous writing has been revisited to improve installation guides and include first steps for newcomers and in-depth explanations of advanced features.

  • Weather extension. A fully configurable weather API, now including fog, wetness of the road and many visual improvements.

  • Night mode.: Now the sun sets in CARLA and the streets and vehicles turn on their lights. A complete makeover for the simulations.

  • Mesh distance fields. An increase of visual realism via Mesh Distance Fields.

  • General fixes. As always this release also includes major fixes for bugs, as listed in the changelog.


Get CARLA 0.9.8

Download the package: https://github.com/carla-simulator/carla/releases

Or use the new deb package installation (for Linux).


# Install dependencies

pip install --user pygame numpy

# Add the repository

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 304F9BC29914A77D &&

sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64 trusted=yes] http://dist.carla.org/carla-0.9.8/ all main"

# Install CARLA

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install carla

# CARLA is in the /opt/ folder

cd /opt/carla

# Get the resources for the simulator.

./ImportAssets.sh

# Run the CARLA server.

cd bin

./CarlaUE4.sh