Luminar Technologies will supply laser-based lidar sensors to Intel Corp’s Mobileye subsidiary for the company’s Autonomous Vehicle (AV) series, according to the company’s press release. The deal facilitates Mobileye’s next phase of driverless car development and testing.
- Luminar’s 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 for top automakers for their advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and is developing high-definition maps for AVs.
- Mobileye is the hub of Intel’s initiative to build a Multimodal Mobility as a Service (MaaS) business that incorporates different transportation modes from e-scooters to robotaxis.
- In May, Mobileye acquired Israel’s Moovit, one of the leading MaaS providers, and suggested the service would eventually include self-driving robotaxis.
- Mobileye and parent Intel are part of a consortium to develop self-driving systems, and the group could sell to other automakers.
- Luminar has development deals with other automakers, and in August, it suggested going public through a reverse merger with Gores Metropoulos Inc. in a deal valued at $2.9 billion.
Mobileye was acquired by Intel in March 2017 for $16 billion