BMW Announces Solid-State LiDAR System For Self-Driving Vehicles

BMW announced it will use solid-state LiDAR system for the company’s self-driving vehicles, which they plan to put into production by 2021. Israeli startup, Innoviz Technologies, along with Magna, will provide the technology that utilizes solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors with computer vision technology.

The BMW contract is one of the first in the automotive industry involving a solid-state system, potentially opening the door for the technology and indicating a new scheme of cheaper autonomous driving.

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