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    I agree completely with you.  I grew up in Maine, and recall driving as a fearless college student through blinding snot w on a US highway.  Interstate 95 only went to Augusta in those days, so to go from Augusta to Orono required some back road driving.  I would look at the tree line on both sides of ...

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    I think you are referring to use of less radar in favor of cameras. Their problem is Tesla having been trying to a combination of radar and force-fit cameras when they needed LIDAR because of cost. Think about how many sensors they have on each car, then that a camera costs a few dollars while each ...

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    Dan, You've made some great points in your argument. The functionality of the high resolution lidar mapping for high accuracy localization is definitely more suitable for city environments and may not work well in perfectly flat areas outside of the city. The relative distance I mentioned for landmark ...

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    Volvo is investing heavily in AV research. It's reasonable to assume that they're planning for winter driving conditions. I would guess that they intend to be the technical leader in that particular aspect of the problem. ------------------------------ Tedd McHenry Surrey BC ---------------------- ...

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    This is one of the reasons that Tesla has recently decided to go all-camera in their AV system. They want to rely on "intelligent" software to interpret what is visible (including beyond-light EM) similarly to how a human interprets it. It remains to be seen whether that will be the optimum strategy. ...

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