Li Xiang, CEO of Li Auto, has recently expressed his admiration for Tesla’s FSD technology. In an interview, he stated that FSD is the correct direction for the development of fully automatic driving, and that Li Auto’s Self-Driving technical route is exactly the same as Tesla’s FSD. His statement echoes the sentiment of Ray @ray4tesla, who commended Tesla’s advantages in hardware setup, cost, scalability, AI, mass data collection, model training, and algorithm. He described Tesla’s FSD as a true mass data-driven AI computing platform and it seems that Li Auto is taking a page out of Tesla’s playbook on the way to vehicle autonomy.
Elon Musk retweeted from Ray tweets and commented: “ His judgment is correct ”. The endorsement from Musk is a stamp of approval for Li Auto’s approach towards autonomous driving technology.
Li Xiang has previously stated that the urban NOA technical route is similar to Tesla FSD, which involves building a high-quality and efficient training system that focuses on model training supplemented by manual intervention. Li Auto is also replacing lidar with a high-definition vision system, a move that is in line with Tesla’s approach towards autonomous driving.
Tesla is introducing a large model based on deep neural network into its automatic driving. The whole path is actually very clear. In the Chinese market, adding lidar or 4D millimeter wave in advance is to assist. Based on the large model, the data can continuously improve the system’s capabilities.
Li Xiang’s endorsement of Tesla’s FSD is a clear indication that Li Auto is committed to developing its autonomous driving technology along the same lines as Tesla. The trend towards autonomous driving is gaining momentum, and Li Auto’s embrace of Tesla’s FSD technology is a step in the right direction. As the race towards autonomous driving heats up, it remains to be seen which company will emerge as the leader, but for now, Li Auto is clearly following in Tesla’s footsteps.