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Autonomy – What Does it Really Mean?

Last week we reported on comments by Elon Musk characterizing lidar as a “fool’s errand.” Since then researchers at Cornell reported that cameras may be all that are needed for autonomous driving and at the same time concern was raised … Continue reading

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Apple Titan – Self-Driving Car Technology is Looking at Lidar

It appears that Apple is pursuing the the self-driving car market with either the goal of building an entire vehicle or the autonomous vehicle stack. The latter would be a very interesting business model. From an article on CNBC. Apple … Continue reading

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Tesla Holds Autonomy Day – Musk Knocks Lidar

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, or as some of his more doubting critics have nicknamed him, “PT Musk,” took  the opportunity yesterday to refer to lidar as a fool’s errand. I guess he’s just smarter than everyone else. From an … Continue reading

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Musk Says Lidar is a Crutch

In a recent earnings call with investors Elon Musk renewed his stand against the use of lidar in autonomous vehicles, at least in the case of Tesla automobiles. Musk has long argued that LIDAR is too expensive and too bulky … Continue reading

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Tesla Lidar Update

Last week we posed the question to our readers – will Tesla eventually use lidar technology? You answered with a resounding “yes”. Sources are now saying that you are right. Check out Smart Stock News for one article on this … Continue reading

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Will Tesla Eventually Use LiDAR?

You can’t stop the Tesla news machine. Last week Tesla announced that every new Tesla is equipped with self-driving technology which prompted a flood of response. Forbes Magazine posed the question, “Is 2016 Tech Good Enough For Next Decade?” saying, … Continue reading

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Elon Musk Defends Radar

In the face of mounting pressure, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has revealed they are already working to improve the Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system. The technology currently relies on cameras and radar to operate the car, in the right conditions, … Continue reading

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Tesla Sticking with Radar

“Elon Musk says today’s Tesla cars can improve their self-driving ability with its existing radar system by generating the kind of point cloud you’d normally expect only from LIDAR. (LIDAR’s the laser sensing system used in the trademark, roof-mounted beacons in Google cars.) In messages on his Twitter feed, … Continue reading

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Lidar Needed for Autonomous Vehicles

Last week a person was killed while using the Tesla autopilot system. Elon Musk has taken the position that lidar is not required for autonomous driving, but this article in Forbes questions that belief. From the article: “The more fundamental … Continue reading

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Musk Not a Fan of Lidar

One of the more interesting entrepreneurs of this time period is Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, among many other ventures. In this article from Extreme Tech he makes the point that cars will have autopilot soon, but the idea … Continue reading

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