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November 5, 2021 3:00 PM, EDT

Embark Extends Partnership With Luminar

Embark lidar Cutting-edge full lidar segmentation allows Embark to detect cars, cones and road shoulders with centimeter-level accuracy. (Embark via YouTube)

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Autonomous truck software developer Embark Trucks Inc. announced a partnership with Luminar Technologies Inc. to equip Embark’s truck fleet with Luminar’s long-range lidar.

This partnership gives Embark and its carrier partners access to Luminar’s automotive-grade long-range lidar sensors as Embark progresses toward commercial deployment and delivery of its 14,200 nonbinding truck reservations starting in 2024, according to San Francisco-based Embark.

Embark noted it is pursuing an asset-light go-to-market approach — focusing on delivering the best software for autonomous trucking — and works with partners like Luminar to utilize the best hardware for autonomous trucks.

“We’ve spent over three years working with Luminar to leverage best-in-class sensor tech to power the Embark Driver,” said Alex Rodrigues, CEO of Embark. “Today, we’re deepening our partnership with Luminar and ensuring that our fleet partners will have access to a safer, more performant system when we deploy our technology commercially beginning in 2024.” — Transport Topics

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