TOYOTA AND A BOY WONDER TEAM UP ON SELF-DRIVING CARS

Luminar, a small company dedicated to a far corner of the nascent autonomous vehicle industry based in Orlando, and its 22-year-old founder, Austin Russell, created a new lidar system that Toyota, a major carmaker with rapidly expanding self-driving car ambitions, says it plans to adopt for use in its vehicles. Toyota is throwing its weight behind the startup, announcing today that its latest AV, the inspirationally named Platform 2.1, will use Luminar’s lidar to see the world. Read more>>

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