Luminar is expanding its software offerings to include high-definition, 3D maps that update automatically.
Top 10 transactions in robotics in 2020
Robotics investments recap: July 2019
In July 2019, investments in robotics, autonomous vehicles, and drones increased, despite a decline in the number of transactions.
Luminar raises $100M to scale LiDAR for autonomous vehicles
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Luminar raised $100 million in funding that will help it scale production of LiDAR sensors for autonomous vehicles. This raises Luminar’s total amount of funding raised to more than $250 million. Luminar also unveiled a sensing and perception platform called Iris that has been in stealth development for the last three years.…
Toyota reveals second gen of its self-driving vehicle platform
The Toyota Research Institute demonstrated the latest version of its self-driving vehicle platform, Platform 2.1, on a closed course this week. The first version of the platform was only released in March of this year. “In the last few months, we have rapidly accelerated our pace in advancing Toyota’s automated driving capabilities with a vision…