Popovich established and operated a perception team in Teslas Autopilot department. According to people familiar with the matter, he is responsible for developing high-precision maps of American highways for Tesla and creating a sensor fusion system that integrates data from many cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors used in Tesla cars.
Embark confirmed the employment of Popovich. Popovichs departure comes at a critical juncture for Tesla, who promises that by the end of next year, its electric car will have the function of self-driving taxi. That is to say, they will be fully self-driving under normal conditions without human intervention.
Tesla also said it planned to start production of long-awaited electric semi-trailer trucks by the end of 2020. (Little Fox)
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