Lidar Sensor Price Plunge Leads to Orders From GM, Volkswagen
Lidar has been winning over more supporters in the automotive industry as prices rapidly decline. Developers are betting that once their sensors are cheap enough, it’ll be difficult to justify not using lidar in vehicles.
Elon Musk Looks Isolated as Automakers Embrace Lidar
Elon Musk is skeptical of putting lidar sensors on vehicles, but a growing number of his competitors are quietly adding the technology to their lineup.
Mercedes Taps Luminar for Lidar
Mercedes-Benz plans to use laser sensors from Luminar Technologies Inc. in a next-generation vehicle platform to enable semi-autonomous driving features on highways.
Lucid Says Air Sedan Will Be First US Car to Use Lidar
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.
Tesla Tests Lidar, Which Musk Once Scorned
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
Apple in Discussions With Suppliers for Lidar
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
Lidar Startup AEye Goes Public in $2 Billion SPAC Deal
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.
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
Lidar Startup Aeva Adds $200 Million to SPAC Deal
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.