Tesla loses the engineering leader behind its ‘Autopilot High Precision Maps’

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Sep 28, 2016

According to a report from the Information, and confirmed by Tesla, Maps/Navigation Senior Engineering Manager Bill Chen has departed the company. The report didn’t discuss the terms of the departure nor which party instigated the termination but Mr. Chen’s department was under increasing pressure to develop its own Maps software including its Autopilot-focussed high precision maps. Just 4 days ago we reported on the new mapping software due in Tesla OS 8/Autopilot 2.0: more…

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