Tesla May Have Taken Wrong Turn On Lidar
- 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 algorithms producing a 3D picture from other sensors.
- While that might be a viable road, recent improvements and dramatic cost reductions of lidars could force Tesla to a costly technological U-turn.
Source: Tesla May Have Taken Wrong Turn On Lidar – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha
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