Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tesla Autonomous Cars Keep Relying on Cameras

TED interview with Elon Musk has a couple of interesting notes about Tesla autonomous car plans:

"Tesla Model 3 is coming in July, Musk says, and it’ll have a special feature: autopilot. Using only passive optical cameras and GPS, no LIDAR, the Model 3 will be capable of autonomous driving. “Once you solve cameras for vision, autonomy is solved; if you don’t solve vision, it’s not solved … You can absolutely be superhuman with just cameras.”

Musk says that Tesla is on track for completing a fully autonomous, cross-country LA to New York trip by the end of 2017. “November or December of this year, we should be able to go from a parking lot in California to a parking lot in New York, no controls touched at any point during the entire journey,” Musk says.
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1 comment:

  1. "autopilot. Using only passive optical cameras and GPS, no LIDAR, the Model 3 will be capable of autonomous driving."

    That is what MobileEye said initially before accepting LIDAR as a key component.
    I wonder what Joshua Brown would say about this.

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