GM & Cepton have Entered the {LiDAR} Chat

Another exciting week for LiDAR as Cepton, a smaller player in the space, is going public and already has customers knocking on its door. General Motors has made a deal with Cepton to begin installing Cepton-based LiDAR sensors in a range…

Waymo is Driving LiDAR’s Exclusivity

Waymo, an Alphabet company, has announced that it will no longer be selling its LiDAR technology as of August 26, 2021. Its client list is unknown however, it can be assumed this is a power play to reduce the amount of other companies with…

Apple’s Car is Moving Along

Late August 2021, Apple had a patent issue for “Enabling lidar detection.” Apple has 14 documents in the space, so we can see it is making progress. Many of us have heard or seen news relating to an Apple car; however, the car may be three…

Innoviz is Innovating LiDAR

Innoviz Technologies has announced a collaboration with Whale Dynamic, an autonomous driving company based in China. These companies are joining forces to integrate Innoviz’s high-performance, solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception…

Luminar Is Leading LiDAR? “You Betcha”

Luminar Technologies Inc. has announced that it will be acquiring OptoGration Inc., Luminar’s own InGaAs chip partner in an exclusive deal. These chips have been an integral part in the supply chain for Luminar’s sensors. Luminar acquired…

Volvo is Setting the Standard for Driver Safety, but Luminar is Bringing the Patents

As of late June, Volvo announced that its new XC90 electric SUV will be equipped with LIDAR as a standard safety feature. The sensors are developed by Luminar and are state-of-the-art, specifically made for this model vehicle. It plans on…

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