Info
Info
News Article

SAIC Motor Launches R Brand EV Line Powered By Luminar For Series Production

News

Luminar Technologies, Inc., the global leader in automotive lidar hardware and software technology, today announced a strategic partnership with SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, the largest automaker in China and a Fortune Global 100 company. Luminar is to power the autonomous capabilities and advanced safety features in SAIC's new R brand vehicles for series production with its industry-leading lidar as well as components of its Sentinel software system. The R brand program is expected to begin series production with Luminar starting in 2022, with the parties' longer-term goal being widespread standardization across all vehicle lines.

As part of the close collaboration, Luminar will also be establishing an office in China, to be located in Shanghai alongside SAIC Motor, where SAIC would also be providing local support for the partnership.

The partnership is expected to deliver the first autonomous production vehicles in China, establishing SAIC's technology leadership position and Luminar's production launch in the region. Luminar's Iris lidar is seamlessly integrated into the roofline of the R brand vehicles at the optimal vantage point, while acting symbolically as a crown of the vehicle for safety and autonomy. Certain software components in Luminar's Sentinel solution including object detection, classification and tracking is also planned to be integrated into R brand, helping to enable planned Highway Autonomy and Proactive Safety capabilities on the vehicles.

“SAIC has grown to establish itself as the largest automaker in the world's largest automotive market and has no intent of slowing down when it comes to electric and autonomous vehicles,” said Austin Russell, Founder and CEO of Luminar. “Instead, they are clearly leading the charge to set a new technology standard for both China and the industry at large. Luminar's hardware and software is uniquely able to make SAIC's vision a reality at series production scale.”

“Our new R brand line of vehicles will combine the best technology with luxury and comfort, and autonomous capabilities are central to that vision,” said Yang Xiaodong, Vice President of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited. “The only autonomous vehicle company we seriously considered was Luminar - they are in a league of their own in lidar technology and software, uniquely enabling us to achieve our vision in series production.”

Luminar engineers will work closely with SAIC Motor engineers to integrate hardware and software technology into its vehicles and fully optimize their performance and capabilities, which will also incorporate over-the-air updates to expand the operating domain of autonomy and further improve the safety of vehicles over time.

SAIC Motor Launches R Brand EV Line Powered By Luminar For Series Production
GSS Launches Ultra-Low Power CO2 Sensor
3D-Micromac Unveils Laser Annealing System For Magnetic Sensor Manufacturing
New Inertial Sensor For High-performance Motion Detection
China’s First Automotive-grade Solid-state LiDAR Production Line Launched
LEM Launches New Leakage Current Sensor For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Online Event Globalizing The Power Of Digital Olfaction Through Standards & Protocols
Graphene Flagship’s Grapheal Raises €1.9 Million To Develop Biosensors And Fast Digital COVID Tests
Plus Commits To Deploy Ouster’s Digital Lidar Sensors
OmniVision Introduces World’s First Medical RGB-IR Image Sensor
InnoSenTs Radar System For Measuring Filling Levels And Avoiding Collisions
Teledyne Imaging’s New Z-Trak2 Family Of 3D Profile Sensors
Melexis Announces World-First Combined Sensor For Smart Tires
Sensors For The Safety Of Your Guitar
TuSimple And Aeva Partner To Deploy 4D LiDAR For Autonomous Trucking
Ouster Achieves Major Automotive Grade Milestone
EV Group Brings Maskless Lithography To High Volume Manufacturing
Stay Healthy With Touchless Technology – Introducing New 3D Time-of-flight Image Sensors
Torc Robotics Selects AWS As Preferred Cloud Provider For Self-driving Truck Fleet
May Mobility Selects Ouster’s Lidar Sensors For Autonomous Shuttle Platform
New Motion Detector With Distance Measurement
Mitsubishi Electric To Launch 80x60 Pixel Thermal Diode Infrared Sensor
Siemens Selects XenomatiX Technology To Validate Simulations For Autonomous Vehicle Applications
To Make A Better Sensor, Just Add Noise
×
Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
Logo
×
Logo
×
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the Sensor Solutions Magazine, the Sensor Solutions Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.


Please subscribe me to:

 

You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in:
 
X
Info
X
Info
{taasPodcastNotification}
Live Event