A lidar is a light-emitting radar which provides a 3D image of a car’s environment, necessary for autonomous vehicles (AV), but lidars are costly. Tesla, alone among car manufacturers, is dispensing with a lidar on its road to AVs. This forces much higher data generation, collection and computation on Tesla in order to improve the […]
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June 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Tesla May Have Taken Wrong Turn On Lidar
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June 22nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Is There A Shortcut For Tesla On The Road To Autonomous Vehicles? – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha
Tesla is taking a different route towards full autonomous vehicles compared to other car manufacturers in dispensing with the lidar. This requires the company to generate much more data in order to improve the algorithms required for other sensors to build a 3D model of the environment without a lidar. Some argue this data can […]
June 16th, 2017 · Comments Off on Waymo Is Likely To Develop As The Go-To Autonomous Vehicle Partner
Car manufacturers and other companies are racing towards developing autonomous vehicles. As a player with little mass manufacturing capabilities itself, Waymo, Google’s AV company, needs to partner with those that have. Car manufacturers are likely to be willing partners, some could recognize they do not have the relevant capabilities in-house, others might fear they will […]
June 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on Waymo Vs. Tesla, The Race To The Autonomous Car
While existing car manufacturers are pouring resources into the development of fully autonomous cars, they lack some of the crucial capabilities required. As such, they risk being upstaged by newcomers who are forcing them to either acquire, partner, or develop these capabilities. Here, we look at two of these newcomers who seem to be at […]
June 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on Can Car Rental Companies Survive The Autonomous Driving Revolution?
The autonomous vehicle revolution will shift business models towards transport as a service (TaaS). Car rental companies already operate on a TaaS business model, one might think that with their global presence they would be well placed for the AV revolution. However, they are really hampered by the capital intensiveness of their business models, which […]
June 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on The Impact Of The Autonomous Driving Revolution
We present an overview of the main areas of impact from the coming autonomous driving revolution. This impact will be felt across society and businesses, producing far reaching changes and upending many existing business models as the industry shifts from ownership to transport as a service. Important questions remain about the speed of development as […]