Luminar puts its lidar tech into production through acquisitions and smart engineering

When Luminar came out of stealth last year with its built-from-scratch lidar system, it seemed to beat established players like Velodyne at their own game — but at great expense and with no capability to build at scale. After the tech proved itself on the road, however, Luminar got to work making its device better, … Continue reading Luminar puts its lidar tech into production through acquisitions and smart engineering

This new lidar sensor could equip every autonomous car in the world by the end of 2018

The startup Luminar aims to challenge market leaders by building its hardware at a never-before-seen scale. A new lidar sensor could equip thousands of driverless cars with the sensing abilities required to drive at high speeds on the open road. Lidar has become the primary way most driverless cars sense the world around them, bouncing … Continue reading This new lidar sensor could equip every autonomous car in the world by the end of 2018