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Big boost for self-driving cars: Osram cuts lidar cost to less than $50

by Bill Howard, ExtremeTech

Could this be the order-of-magnitude cost drop that enables self-driving cars? Osram has announced a lidar chipset that will sell for less than $50 in volume. Lidar is what’s in the scanners that create a map of the surroundings as you drive: curbs, medians, signs, other cars, pedestrians, and animals. Osram declares it’s “a milestone for laser sensors in self-driving cars” because of the price and reliability from a device with no moving parts. Continue reading Big boost for self-driving cars: Osram cuts lidar cost to less than $50