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[email protected] acquires #Lidar #sensor maker, raising possibility that it plans to develop its #autonomous car tech in house.

.@GM acquires #Lidar #sensor maker, raising possibility that it plans to develop its #autonomous car tech in house.

General Motors Co. (GM) acquired a Lidar sensor maker last week, raising the possibility that the giant automaker plans to develop its most important autonomous car technologies in house. The acquisition of Strobe, Inc. complements GM’s 2016 purchase of Cruise Automation , a San Francisco-base technology company that specializes in the development of the autonomous software stack. Bringing the two companies under the GM umbrella puts the automaker in possession of two of the key elements -- brains and vision -- needed for self-driving cars. In 2016, GM acquired Cruise Automation, a maker of autonomous car technology, for $581 million. Last week, the giant automaker acquired Lidar sensor maker, Strobe, Inc. (Source: General Motors) “They want to bring as much of the automated driving system in house as they possibly can,” Sam Abuelsamid, senior analyst for Navigant Research...

Full article: https://www.designnews.com/automotive-0/gm-brings-lidar-d...

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