Luminar Technologies said last week that it will supply laser-based lidar sensors to Mobileye for its test fleet of self-driving vehicles, and its lidar will be incorporated into Mobileye’s self-driving hardware and software system, which also uses radar and surround-view cameras.
Mobileye is one of the world’s largest suppliers of camera-based sensors used by most top automakers in their advanced driver assistance systems. The company is developing high-definition maps for automated vehicles, and is also the hub of Intel’s initiative to build a multimodal mobility as a service (MaaS), business that incorporates different modes of transportation from e-scooters to robotaxis.
In May, Mobileye acquired Israel startup Moovit, one of the world’s leading MaaS providers, and said the service eventually would include self-driving robotaxis.
Mobileye is part of a consortium with BMW, Aptiv and others to develop self-driving systems that the group has said it could sell to other automakers.
Luminar said it has development deals with a number of automakers, with Volvo among the first to use the company’s lidar on self-driving vehicles in 2022.