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BTW, LIDAR is an area where I work (VCSEL) and eye damage from VCSEL is real. Even a smartphone with VCSEL can damage your eyes, if not properly calibrated.

Now imagine what hundreds of cars per minute shooting lasers will do.

They are now going deeper into infrared to avoid these issues, but it is not a solved thing. And even deeper IR can have permanent damage to a lot of birds and other animals.

 

IMO, LIDAR will be outlawed for public health reasons until they go up in frequency significantly. Also they damage camera sensors, so a smartphone camera would be damaged just by pointing at a car.

 

To summarize:

LIDAR is not ready for mass production due to safety, cost, power reasons

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"Tesla Autopilot Accidents: 1 out of 4,530,000 Miles; US Average: 1 out of 479,000 Miles"

 

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1 accident every 4.53 million miles when Autopilot engaged


1 accident every 2.27 million miles when Autopilot not engaged but active safety features active


1 accident every 1.56 million miles without Autopilot and without active safety features


1 accident every 479,000 miles — US average

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/01/tesla-autopilot-accidents-1-out-of-4530000-miles-us-average-1-out-of-479000-miles/

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"Tesla = 19% of Global Plugin Vehicle Market"

 

Global-Plugin-Vehicle-Brand-Leaders-Tesl

 

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According to data from EV Volumes, Tesla was #1 in terms of plugin vehicles sold globally and had nearly 3 times as many sales as #2 Volkswagen, or just slightly more than #2 Volkswagen plus #3 BMW plus #4 BYD. Overall, as the title states, Tesla took home 19% of the world’s plugin vehicle sales in the first half of 2020.

 

In total, the 10 top selling plugin vehicle brands scored 575,516 sales in the first half of the year. The total across all brands was 950,076. So, while many brands sell plugin vehicles, the top 10 brands account for most sales.

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/03/tesla-19-of-global-plugin-vehicle-market/

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