lidar

Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Lucid Says Air Sedan Will Be First US Car to Use Lidar

Lucid Air exterior The Lucid Air sedan exterior. It starts at $77,400 before tax credit. (Lucid Motors)

Lucid Group Inc. said its debut battery-electric vehicle will be the first production car in the U.S. to include a purpose-built laser sensor, or lidar, enabling a broad range of advanced driver-assistance features.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Tests Lidar, Which Musk Once Scorned

A demonstration of Luminar Technologies' lidar in Portola Valley, Calif. A Luminar Technologies lidar demonstration in Portola Valley, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc., whose boss Elon Musk says he can develop a fully self-driving car without using laser-sensor technology, has a contract to use such lidar sensors from Luminar Technologies Inc. for testing and development, according to people familiar with the matter.

May 24, 2021
Technology, Autonomous

Apple in Discussions With Suppliers for Lidar

An Apple Inc. logo is displayed outside the company's store at Yorkdale mall in Toronto. (Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News) Gas pumps are out of service at an Exxon gas station in Houston Feb. 18. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

Apple Inc. is in discussions with multiple suppliers of self-driving car sensors known as lidar, according to people familiar with the matter, a key milestone toward development of its first passenger vehicle.

February 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Lidar Startup AEye Goes Public in $2 Billion SPAC Deal

AEye branded auto AEye Inc. via Facebook

AEye Inc., a startup that makes lidar systems for self-driving vehicles, is going public by merging with blank-check company CF Finance Acquisition Corp. III in a deal valued at $2 billion.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Plus Signs Agreement for Lidar Sensors From Ouster

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.

February 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Lidar Startup Aeva Adds $200 Million to SPAC Deal

A Lidar sensor is seen on top of a Byton K-Byte electric sedan during AutoMobility LA in November 2018. A Lidar sensor is seen on top of a Byton K-Byte electric sedan during AutoMobility LA in November 2018. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Aeva, a laser-sensor startup founded by two ex-Apple Inc. engineers, is poised to increase its war chest by $200 million with an investment by a Hong Kong-based hedge fund ahead of its public listing via a reverse merger.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 4, 2021