Lidar has taken the automotive space by storm over the past few years. We map out where major players in the auto space are investing in the technology.
Lidar is one of the most advanced sensors used for self-driving technology.
By sending pulses of laser light at a rapid clip, the sensors can create a 3D rendering of a car’s surroundings, facilitating object detection.
That said, the technology’s practicality has come into question given high costs.
To address this issue, startups are developing new ways to deploy lidar that minimize the cost of the technology while maintaining the same standards of accuracy and reliability.
Given the complexity of the technology, a number of automakers and auto suppliers are turning to these startups to help them affordably scale the technology.
Using CB Insights’ Business Social Graph tool, we map out major auto players’ investments across the lidar space since 2013.