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Tesla Motors & Mobileye Partnership Ends Over Fatal Car Crash

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The Tesla Motors Mobileye partnership ends over a fatal car crash.  The semiautonomous car technology company, Mobileye ended their supply agreement with Tesla Motors, Inc. as it figured in a high-profile traffic fatality in May. The accident involved one of the Silicon Valley company’s electric vehicles.

The Israeli company, Mobileye makes software and parts that assist in preventing collision in vehicles. In a statement, the company said that it would cease to provide its computer chips and algorithms to Tesla by the end of the current contract. The decision came after disagreements on how the technology was installed in the vehicles.

Mobileye is responsible for providing the core technology for Tesla’s Autopilot system. The technology lets the cars drive themselves in certain conditions.

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Tesla Motors Mobileye Partneship: Is this the end?

There is no confirmation though as to when Mobileye’s current contract ends with Tesla. Reports also mentioned a new Mobileye system called EyeQ,  which will come out in 2018.  The product features an improvement on its ability to recognize some objects, reports Techtimes.

It can be recalled that the accident involving the Tesla Model S in May failed to detect the white trailer truck which was cutting in front of the vehicle on a bright day.

According to Valuewalk, Mobileye said in a statement that their product is not designed to recognize objects in front of it at all times. However, the introduction of the EyeQ4 would be able to respond on its previous deficiency.

Today’s self-driving cars are featured with enhanced safety and high end technology, which result in people’s expectations to detect any untoward incident. Companies may claim to provide necessary warnings but the car crash involving Tesla could bring difficulty in introducing self-driving cars in the market.

Despite its setbacks, companies for the self-driving cars are continually making improvements and provide technology solution for future prototypes.

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