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Plus, a developer of automated truck technology, announced Ouster Inc. will provide its digital lidar sensor to outfit key elements of Plus’ automated truck system.
Ouster will supply a minimum of 2,000 digital lidar sensors to Plus in an initial rollout, and is prepared to increase its supply over the next five years, having already migrated the majority of its production volume to contract manufacturer Benchmark Electronics in Thailand. Additionally, Ouster will provide engineering support to enable Plus’ automated driving system deployment across multiple continents, according to Cupertino, Calif.-based Plus.
“Lidar is a critical sensing modality to include in our sensor suite in order to develop the safest automated trucks,” Plus co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Shawn Kerrigan said in a release.
He added that Plus will start to deploy its automated driving system commercially this year, and will be the first to do so.
In related news, San Francisco-based Ouster in December entered into a definitive merger agreement with Colonnade Acquisition Corp., a transaction that would result in Ouster being listed on the New York Stock Exchnge. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of the year. — Transport Topics
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