Why Our Company's Trucks Won't Carry Lidar


The co-founder of Starsky Robotics says the sensor’s superfluous when human teleoperators are supervising things

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Last year a partner at a well-known Silicon Valley venture firm wouldn’t take a meeting with me and my colleagues because our autonomous driving system didn’t employ lidar. He said vehicles had to use all available sensors to ensure safety. 

I disagree. I’ll explain why, but first let me lay out the approach of my company,

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