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

15:40
 
Share
 

Manage episode 285934625 series 2809813
By John Koetsier. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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.

Episode links:

TechFirst transcripts (in about a week): https://johnkoetsier.com/category/tech-first/

Keep in touch: https://twitter.com/johnkoetsier

Forbes columns: https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/

Full videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/johnkoetsier?sub_confirmation=1

175 episodes