Lidar Technology for self driving cars

Lidar Technology for self driving cars

Early 2020 could likely spell trouble for the self-driving car industry, as Tesla came under scrutiny for three year-end deadly automobile accidents. Tesla was on the verge of releasing its self-driving cars for public use until these accidents happened.

Tesla’s self-driving cars use an Autopilot system that leverages cameras and radar for their “sight.” It is not clear if the Autopilot systems were being used in the three recent fatal crashes.

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Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash

Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash

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Tesla is being investigated by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after a fatal crash involving the company’s Autopilot automated driving feature, which can do things like change lanes and adjust speed during highway driving for some of the company’s cars.

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