Is Elon Musk wrong about LIDAR in self-driving cars? This autonomous driving exec says yes ...


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Do self-driving cars need LIDAR? Elon Musk says no, but most other experts say yes. And we’re going to talk to one of them today

Omer Keilaf, founder and CEO, Innoviz, who supplies lidar for BMW and other manufacturers, says LIDAR is essential, because water or mud or dust can disrupt visual sensors.

And, of course, all this is happening in an era when LIDAR is getting so cheap we can have it in our phones. Right now it's at $1000 for automotive uses; that's coming down to $100 or even less.

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