What is it?
LIDAR is an acronym for ‘light detection and ranging’. Essentially it’s a form of surveying technology that uses a laser to detect objects and, using the information gathered while in motion, rapidly builds a precise virtual image of the surrounding environment.
It’s broadly agreed by vehicle manufacturers that LIDAR is fundamental to the success of autononmous vehicles. Orlandobased company Luminar is one of the industry leaders currently advancing the technology for automotive applications.