Spotlight on German OEMs

05/2020: Audi quits bid to give A8 Level 3 autonomy [1]

10/2020: Rückzieher bei Technik-Hoffungsträger: BMW iNext fährt doch nicht autonom [2]

Spotlight on USA Tech Companies

10/2020: Tesla to release ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’ to some customers next week [3]

10/2020: Waymo Restarts Robotaxi Service Without Human Safety Drivers [4]





Latest Update 2020–07–08


Intel RealSense L515


  • Type: Solid state LIDAR
  • Price: ~$799
  • Range: 0.4–28m
  • Field of View: 60° × 4°
  • FPS: Up to 30fps
  • ROS Support: Upon request


Ouster OS1

  • Type: LIDAR
  • Price: ~$3.500
  • Range: 120m
  • Field of View: 360° × 45°…

J.D. Power Ranking 2020

With the initial quality score of 250 PP100 Tesla is unofficially ranked last [1, 5]. “Unlike other manufacturers, Tesla doesn’t grant us permission to survey its owners in 15 states where it is required,” said Doug Betts, president of the automotive division at J.D. Power. “However, we were able to collect a large enough sample of surveys from owners in the other 35 states and, from that base, we calculated Tesla’s score.”

Sales Q2 2019 vs. 2020

In North America BMW sees a minus in sales of almost -40% in the second quarter, Audi -35%, Nissan -50% and Ford -33% [3, 4]. …


Felix Naser

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