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Luminar Enters Autonomous Vehicle Market with Lidar Designed to Improve Safety

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PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif., April 13, 2017 — Luminar Technologies Inc. has launched a lidar system designed to make autonomous vehicles safer and more scalable. With four strategic partners, two acquisitions and $36 million in seed funding, the company will begin producing a 10,000-unit run this year out of their newly acquired 50,000 square-feet manufacturing facility in Orlando, Fla. A lidar system on the roof of a vehicle. Courtesy of Luminar Technologies. The Luminar team has spent five years engineering and manufacturing the major components of their system from the chip-level up; this includes lasers, receivers, scanners...Read full article

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