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    • Yeah, Tesla's anti-lidar stance is really bold given that literally everyone else is using it. But I think Elon is right: if you can't get self-driving right with vision alone, it seems unlikely you'll be able to solve it with lidar either.

      Lidar is a shortcut that can get you close to a solution more quickly than vision will, but there are still plenty of problems it can't solve for you, and solving those remaining problems will still require being good at computer vision.

      Elon's bet is that by doing the hard work to get good at computer vision up front, Tesla will be more likely to ultimately achieve reliable full self-driving before its competitors even if the competition initially gets off to a faster start by relying on lidar. A marathon approach vs. a sprint approach.

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