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Tesla Model X spotted equipped with LiDAR sensors in the wild


A #Tesla #Model X equipped with #LiDAR sensors was spotted in #Los #Altos #California last week. #Teslarati reader #William #Conner shared photos of the #Model X after reading the article about the #Tesla #Model Y seen sporting similar equipment. #Another reader, #Tyler #Wellman, spotted the #Model Y in #Santa #Cruz, CA while biking to work.

#As noted in the previous article, these sightings are not the first time a #Tesla vehicle has been spotted with #LiDAR sensors. A #Model S was spotted with a sensor suite in #Palo #Alto back in #July. A #Model 3 has also been seen with similar equipment in the wild.

#Credit: #William #Conner
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#Based on the sightings, its seems that #Tesla has a collection of S3XY cars equipped with sophisticated imaging equipment, including what seems to be several #Luminar #Hydra #LiDAR units. #Elon #Musk has been open about his opinion on #LiDAR in relation to autonomous vehicles. #As such, the #Tesla community may be more than a little puzzled by a #Model X and #Model Y sporting #LiDAR equipment.

#In #September, @DDotJ found a patent that might explain the recent #Model X and #Model Y sighting. “In various embodiments, a machine learning model trained using auxiliary sensor data can accurately predict the result of an auxiliary sensor without the need for the physical auxiliary sensor.

“For example, training vehicles can be equipped with auxiliary sensors…for collecting training data. The training data can then be used to train a machine learning model for predicting the result of an auxiliary sensor, such as radar, #LiDAR, or another sensor,” the patent read.

#Twitter user @DDotJ speculated that #Tesla may be using the #LiDAR sensors to validate its 3D distance estimation systems. #Tesla released its limited FSD beta late #October, and #Musk has noted that a few more revisions to the advanced driver-assist system would have to be implemented before releasing it to more early access members. The recent sightings suggest that #Tesla may be conducting ground truthing, or perhaps gathering more data for #Autopilot and #Full #Self-Driving’s wider release.

#Tesla #LiDAR #Sensor #Patent US20200265247A1 by #Maria #Merano on #Scribd

#Big thanks to #William #Conner and #Tyler #Wellman for reaching out to #Teslarati. The #Teslarati team always appreciates hearing from you. #If you have any tips, email us at [email protected] or reach out to me at [email protected]

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#Tesla #Model X spotted equipped with #LiDAR sensors in the wild










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