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Luminar Technologies, Inc., an automotive lidar hardware and software technology company, has struck a deal with Mobileye, an Intel company, to supply 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.

Mobileye’s TRUE REDUNDANCY solution can process completely independent streams of data from 360-surround view cameras, lidar, and radar, ensuring significantly greater perception accuracy.

Austin Russell, Founder and CEO of Luminar Technologies, says: “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. After collaborating with Mobileye for over a year, we’re excited to formalize this deal and work towards a shared vision of making autonomy safe and ubiquitous.”

Founded in 2012, Luminar is a 350-person team with offices in Palo Alto, Orlando, Colorado Springs, Detroit, and Munich.

The company’s currently in the process of becoming a public company through its expected merger with Gores Metropoulos, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company.

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