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Tesla hires head of Delphi’s Advanced Radar Systems group to improve on its own radar technology


Tesla has been developing an important expertise in radar technology over the last year. Earlier this year, Tesla worked with its radar supplier, Bosch, to get upgraded drivers and access to raw input from the radar antenna on its Model S and X vehicles in order to build its own processing of the input.

The effort culminated in the release of Tesla’s version 8.0 software update in September that enabled improvements to Tesla’s Autopilot features. The automaker is still looking to improve on its new system and recently hire a new engineering lead from a leading competitor in autonomous driving systems. Expand

Elon Musk announces ‘moderate to big’ improvements for Autopilot on current hardware

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The limits of the Autopilot under its current suite of sensors have been debated for a while, especially since Tesla has been discussing an upcoming second-generation hardware for the program to allow fully autonomous driving.

But last night, Elon Musk announced that “certainly moderate and maybe big advances” are possible with Tesla’s current sensors. Expand