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Mapbox Wants To Build Better Maps For Autonomous Cars - Forbes

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    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    Just read this article and I can't help but wonder if their "undisclosed auto partnership" will be Tesla. The quote below specifically mentions data coming from the car's cameras. Surely other auto companies have cars equipped with cameras, but naturally Tesla was the first one that came to my mind. I also found that DFJ has a representative (Randy Glein) on MapBox's board.

    "The company claims to have collected more than 100 million miles of telemetry data last week and is on the way to doubling that weekly figure by the end of the summer.
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    The startup also said it has an undisclosed auto partnership to include its maps in a car scheduled to be released sometime this year. With this partnership, Mapbox will start incorporating data coming off this car’s cameras to get higher quality mapping data."

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    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    Exactly. And a couple of those images reminded me of this shot from a recent electrek article about Tesla's Autopilot.

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    Granted, this could easily just be coincidental, since both images are intended to represent the same thing, but when I read the part about in-car cameras, I couldn't help but wonder.
     

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