• Volvo Takes Stake In Laser Vision Upstart Luminar, To Use Its Sensors In Self-Driving Cars

    4 monthes ago - By Forbes

    The deal is lidar sensors that detect objects, even dark ones, 250 meters ahead of a car traveling at highway speed, and software to process image data more effectively. Neither Luminar nor Volvo are sharing financial details.
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  • Luminar rolls out its development platform and scores Volvo partnership and investment

    Luminar rolls out its development platform and scores Volvo partnership and investment

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    The wizards in lidar tech at Luminar are doubling down on the practical side of autonomous car deployment with a partnership with and investment from Volvo, as well as a new “perception development platform” that helps squeeze every last drop out of its laser-based imagery.
    Volvo Cars has been one of the big investors in autonomous vehicles, and while they have produced some cars equipped for driverless operation, the company seems to understand that this is a very long game it's playing. There's more to it than just slapping some sensors on a production vehicle and sending it on its...
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  • Luminar partners with Volvo and unveils perception development kit

    Luminar partners with Volvo and unveils perception development kit

    4 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Silicon Valley-based lidar developer Luminar announced a new OEM partner today: Volvo. Luminar will collaborate on the automaker's autonomous car efforts and provide its lidar platform, which has an industry-leading range of more than 250 meters and a 120-degree field of view. “Volvo is at the forefront of autonomous vehicle development...
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