Tesla Is Definitely Still Using Maps

For my latest Forbes article, I pondered Tesla’s use of maps, and how they communicate the need for maps to regulators and to the public.

Tesla’s use of pre-defined maps for its ADAS features has long be ambiguous and tied up in Elon Musk’s disdain for lidar, which is the principal tool for building high-definition maps.

Nonetheless, recently released communication between Tesla and the California Department of Motor Vehicles reveals that mapping is a central component of several Full Self-Driving features.

Read the whole thing.