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- Mar 26, 2018
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ALPriority isn't going to give up their competitive advantage, that would be insane on their part.Classic prisoner's dilemma/volunteer's dilemma scenario. And kind of the reverse of the "tragedy of the commons" scenario because LIDAR guns aren't "consumed" in the process of testing jammers in the same manner that grazing actually consumes the grass on common lands. Someone needs to set up a fractional ownership model for all of the LIDAR guns, and if you don't pay, you don't get access to that gun at all.
But if the status quo is maintained, Patterson/DET both win, as not only do they get to laugh at all of the back stabbing that has infected this industry, largely due to the difficulty of acquiring guns and the way each manufacturer jealously guards their sources, but also they get to sell more guns than they otherwise would, and all of that extra profit is pumped back into more R&D at DET that hurts the jammer industry.