Luminar Technologies, a specialist in automotive lidar hardware and software technology, has struck a deal with Mobileye, an Intel company, to supply its lidar for the company’s Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Series solution in its next phase of driverless car development and testing.
As part of the agreement, Mobileye will collaborate with Luminar to use its lidar for the first generation of its Level 4 Mobility as a Service (MaaS) pilot and driverless fleet in key markets around the world, including Tel Aviv, Israel; Dubai, UAE; Paris, France; and Daegu City, South Korea.
Luminar’s technology will be used to enable Mobileye’s True Redundancy solution which comprises multiple self-contained sensor systems to enable uncompromised safety and validation for Level 4 driving. By processing completely independent streams of data from 360-surround view cameras, lidar and radar, the solution ensures significantly greater perception accuracy and eliminates the impact of disruptions to an individual sensor.
“Mobileye disrupted the auto industry to become the undisputed king of ADAS, and with the right partner is uniquely positioned to enable autonomy at an unprecedented scale,” noted Austin Russell, founder and CEO of Luminar Technologies. “After collaborating with Mobileye for over a year, we’re excited to formalize this deal and work toward a shared vision of making autonomy safe and ubiquitous.”