Robotaxi market heats up as Pony.ai unveils its next-gen sensing platform
Pony.ai has unveiled a next-gen sensing platform for the company’s autonomous vehicles that brings enhanced capabilities in a much-improved design.
The new system was designed in collaboration with Luminar Technologies and removes the need for the unsightly cone-shaped LiDAR found on the roofs of most driverless vehicles.
James Peng, CEO and Founder of Pony.ai, said:
“Partnering with Luminar is a critical enabling milestone for Pony.ai as we build our next-generation system and prepare for large-scale series production.
Luminar is in a league of their own when it comes to LiDAR and shares our belief that delivering autonomous mobility globally will enable a safe and sustainable future.
We’re excited to realise that vision together with them.”
Luminar’s new “Iris” platform integrates seamlessly into the roof at just 10cm…