What is it?

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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.

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