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Volvo just staked a claim on this cutting-edge driverless car tech

6 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

Volvo has inked a deal with LIDAR-maker Luminar, that will see the car company take a stake in the sensor maker for autonomous vehicles. The investment is the first from the newly-founded Volvo Cars Tech Fund, which the Swedish automaker plans to use to to give its upcoming vehicles an edge when it comes to things like driverless technology. Volvo...
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Laser Vision Upstart Luminar Snags Volvo Funds And Lidar Deal For Its Robot Cars

Laser Vision Upstart Luminar Snags Volvo Funds And Lidar Deal For Its Robot Cars

6 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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A light investment: Volvo takes stake in Luminar for self-driving cars - Roadshow

6 monthes ago   |   By CNET

Investing in lidar is so hot right now.
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Cutting-edge Lidar tech will help Volvo's autonomous cars see better

Cutting-edge Lidar tech will help Volvo's autonomous cars see better

6 monthes ago   |   By Digital Trends

Volvo's recently-inaugurated tech fund has made its first investment. It backed an American company named Luminar that specializes in making hardware and software for autonomous cars. Its Lidar helps cars see faster.
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Volvo's self-driving cars are getting new laser sensors to see the world

Volvo's self-driving cars are getting new laser sensors to see the world

6 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Lidar startup Luminar is on a bit of a hot streak. After announcing a major deal with Toyota , the company said it would be slashing costs and scaling up rapidly to meet the growing demand for its laser sensors that help self-driving cars “see” their surroundings. Now Luminar is lifting the curtain back on its next big automotive partner, Volvo Cars.
In addition to buying its lidar units from the startup, Volvo will also be making a “strategic investment” via its newly formed venture capital fund. Neither Volvo nor Luminar would disclose the amount, but Luminar CEO Austin Russell allowed...
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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

6 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

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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Volvo's Using Luminar's Lidar to Build Self-Driving Cars

6 monthes ago   |   By Wired

The automaker plans to use the startup's laser sensors to help its autonomous vehicles see and understand the world.
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