Realizing the vision of a world where fully autonomous vehicles are safe and ubiquitous remains a long and winding road. In the race to create vehicles that do not require human intervention, three complementary sensor technologies have emerged: cameras, radar, and lidar (light and range detection radar).
In particular, it is widely recognized that lidar is critical to the commercial deployment of autonomous vehicles. In addition, automakers are increasingly looking to lidar as the key to enhancing the capabilities and safety of their Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) in new consumer vehicles, trucks and SUVs.
Over the past two years, Luminar Technologies, a leader in automotive lidar hardware and software technologies, has made great strides and made even bigger deals with its Iris lidar sensor.
In December 2020, Luminar began public trading following a SPAC IPO through Gores Metropoulos Inc. – With an aftermarket valuation of $3.4 billion.
In the same year, Volvo announced that it would be integrating the Luminar iris lidar sensor into its production vehicles from 2022. And in January last year, Luminar signed an agreement with Mercedes-Benz to integrate its technology into next-generation passenger car production.
We want to know more and are excited to announce that Luminor Founder and CEO Austin Russell will be joining us for a face-to-face interview at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022 in San Mateo on May 18-19.
You can expect an in-depth interview focusing on the challenges of lidar expansion, from automakers to integrating lidar with a wide range of ADAS technologies, how sensors will become mainstream, and on the road to profit. in all consumer vehicles at some point in the future.
Sometimes it seems that we are no closer to full autonomy than we were five years ago. We’ll get Russell’s opinion on where the industry is heading and what he sees as the next big step – or two, or three – on his way to the finish line.
We’ll take a closer look at Luminar’s current and potential partnerships with manufacturers, as well as explore the company’s reach across all three areas: consumer vehicles, trucks, and robotic axles.
And rest assured, we will discuss Luminar’s transition from private to public company and the entire SPAC experience. We will definitely turn to Russell for advice from the founders, who have followed the same path to the public markets.
Don’t miss this undeniably informative interview with Luminar’s Austin Russell about TC Sessions: Mobility 2022.
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