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Musk insists Tesla doesn't need 'ridiculous' and 'expensive' lidar for its self-driving future

Cromwell Schubarth
Musk insists Tesla doesn't need 'ridiculous' and 'expensive' lidar for its self-driving future

Nearly every other company working on autonomous driving technology — from Google to global automakers like General Motors and Audi — are using computers that analyze data from a combination of lidar, radar and cameras to guide their vehicles. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk insists that "lidar is a fools errand."