Tesla Autonomous Car Update

Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk pushed the use of cameras over other safety devices in his bid to build autonomous vehicles despite engineers’ safety concerns, who also worried that he was overpromising on the capabilities of the company’s Autopilot technology, according to interviews with 19 people who worked on the project over the last decade. Tesla at one stage incorporated radar into Autopilot, but three people who worked on the project said Musk urged its removal after he said cars should be able to operate with cameras alone, which he saw as “returning to first principles,” where solutions to problems are restarted from scratch.