While the whole automotive world – including NASA – uses Lidar sensors, Elon Musk disputes them and does not use them on Tesla (which only go ahead with normal cameras). A tough dispute: Musk even defined Lidar technology as “stupid”. Adding that “Anyone who relies on Lidar is doomed.” how does lidar work
From an article in Breaking Latest News.
To understand, the truck that avoids the Chinese vases by a whisker used the sensors hated by Musk, the Model 3 that hit the fake baby did not. Hence the controversy.
But how does Lidar work? Quite complexly: when the light emitted by the laser hits the object, the part of it that comes back is collected by a sensor and computed by a processor to generate a three-dimensional reconstruction of what the car is facing. The digital reconstruction of the surrounding environment is perfect.
But then why does Musk hate him? For two reasons. The first is that it is very expensive. The second, on the other hand, is almost philosophical. Musk himself explained that “mounting Lidars on the car means filling it with expensive appendages. But on a car every added accessory is a bad thing: it is ridiculous to fill the car with these devices.
In fact, Lidar advocates say this technology can do things that cameras absolutely cannot do. And – from a technical point of view – they are essentially right because normal cameras interpret depths, the Lidar instead measures all distances with millimeter precision.
In short, the debate is open. And he has come to blow the controversy on the fire the sighting – complete with a Twitter train – of a prototype of a Tesla Model Y equipped with Lidar systems in Florida.
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