Waymo declined to comment further on the CEO's remarks, but Krafcik said it's a "misconception" that Tesla will be able to turn its Autopilot and General Motors' Super Cruise and others. Level 4 and 5 provide true autonomy, by the SAE's definitions.into a totally autonomous system. Right now, the technology is a Level 2 system under , or on the same grade as
Tesla's approach relies on radar, sensors and cameras to let the car understand its surroundings. In contrast, every other automaker and company pursuing autonomy relies on lidar and extensive 3D maps to help a vehicle understand where it is, and what's nearby. Lidar, essentially, helps vehicles "see" pedestrians, cyclists and the world around it.
But Elon Musk seems more than assured Tesla's way is the right way. "Anyone relying on lidar is doomed," he said during the company's 2019 Autonomy Investor Day.is the automaker's counter to such technology. It continuously builds out its predictive behavior to understand the world via still images and video from the thousands of Tesla cars on the road right now. Essentially, Tesla lets the cars it sells now help create a smart, autonomous car tomorrow -- if it pans out, that is. CEO