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Self-Driving Cars Won’t Save Us

Better solutions are right in front of our eyes

Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty

WWhen you read Elon Musk’s blustering declarations about LIDAR, the laser scanning technology most self-driving cars rely on, it’s easy to imagine the words coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth.

“Anyone relying on LIDAR is doomed. Doomed,” the Tesla CEO said at an event for investors in April. “Expensive…




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Allison Gauss

Writer, musician, improvisor, recovering pessimist.

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