LIDAR for AI Driverless Cars Is Essential, But Some Say Not!

Dr. Lance B. Eliot

You’ve likely seen LIDAR units, like these, on the top of driverless cars

Is LIDAR the secret sauce for self-driving cars?

I’ll explain what LIDAR is, and also offer insights about the two different camps that fervently believe either that LIDAR is an absolute must for the advent of self-driving cars or believe that LIDAR is optional and likely overly expensive so as to not be needed for…