Reply to post: Re: "...a [Lidar] blind spot low to the ground all around the car."

Uber self-driving car death riddle: Was LIDAR blind spot to blame?

Steve Evans

Re: "...a [Lidar] blind spot low to the ground all around the car."

Indeed... People are taller than cars.

Even push bikes come up a good few feet, and from the footage, on that nice clear, uncluttered, and almost straight road, the entire bicycle and person were completely visible to the video camera.

To have a blind spot extend that far, the LIDAR would have to be at the rear of the roof, and as low down onto it as possible, which would be the stupidest location ever devised for a vehicle that will spend 99.99% of its time going forwards.

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