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Robotaxi market heats up as Pony.ai unveils its next-gen sensing platform

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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 above while still providing vital 360-degree data using its multiple…

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