- Dec 8, 2007
But you are talking about comparing radar to vision only. They don't really need to prove anything on that, just like none of the L2 ADAS systems out there really have any rigorous comparison tests being done (some of them use vision only also, while others use radar or a combination). People still happily buy them and use them.I'm speaking as an owner, but also as someone technical enough in the field to know progress from BS. I do want to believe they have progress, but its a higher bar to actually SHOW it.
I think enough, here, are technical enough to appreciate a dual-stack drive thru demo series.
tesla DOES have to prove this; if we are to trust our lives, YES, they DO have to prove it and prove it and keep proving it for a few years before that seemingly asymptotic level 5 can be reached.
When Tesla wants to move to L4/L5, sure, they will have to prove safety to the public (and perhaps regulators), but it'll mainly be based on the stats and incident numbers. It won't be based on an A/B test or a "dual-stack" drive. Vision-only being better or worse than radar in such a test doesn't really tell you if the system is safe enough for L4/L5.