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Elon Musk’s hefty anti-LIDAR gamble undermines Tesla chances of survival

Readers have asked me to augment my remarks about Tesla’s Investor Autonomy Day, in which I had indicated Elon Musk decidedly and antagonistically threw down the gauntlet to bolster his stance questioning the use of LIDAR (a type of sensor that uses light and radar). In fact, he hurled the gauntlet right into the face of the rest of the autonomous car industry and those that make the devices.

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