Submitted by Kary993 on 07. Januar 2020
At CES this year there are many commercial manufacturers of LIDAR units that are very compact. They are for use in autonomous cars and other uses, but it seems that the LIDAR industry is predicted to be $1.6 billion market now that these LIDAR sensors are the size of a deck of playing cards. In the article stated that Velodyne's leader Gopalan says that Musk is out of date regarding LIDAR and is "out of touch" with his approach to self driving.
I have always wondered if we (Tesla car owners) have enough sensors and associated AI software to accomplish FSD as advertised by Tesla. It is worrisome that an large industry is springing up around LIDAR for self driving, and other uses. Will the Tesla software ever get smart enough to use existing sensors for FSD? What if it never happens with what he currently have but have been promised? I have bought into FSD and want it to work. But it seems this newly minted market that is huge is flying directly in the face of the Tesla approach.
What do all of you think?