Tesla Detaches From Mobileye - Will Move Autopilot Systems In-House
Tesla can detach from Mobileye and in-source its machine vision technology? That’s great. But this doesn’t mean any normal automaker can follow suit.
In this “race to autonomy,” Tesla is a Usain Bolt. It’s a Silicon Valley company from birth, genetically suited for this type of race. Everyone else has love handles and a bum hip. They’re all forced to piggy-back on Mobileye in a desperate bid to stay in the race, never mind win it. For this dependency to change, they would have to:
- Put together an FI pit crew on the sidelines.
- Suddenly jump off Mobileye at the right moment and head to the pit for a shot of Red Bull, a quick hydrocortisone shot and a heart transplant.
- Re-enter the race and hope to God that everything works.
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