Airbus taps Luminar LIDAR for its autonomous aircraft’s eyes

LIDAR manufacturer Luminar has inked a new deal with Airbus, to provide its laser scanners for Airbus UpNext’s next-generation aircraft. The agreement could see Luminar sensors featuring on future VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft, as Airbus explores potential routes to autonomous flight and pilotless airtaxis.

Airbus started UpNext to focus on future technologies around flying, “at speeds well beyond what seems feasible today

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EHang long-range VT-30 autonomous aerial vehicle takes off and lands vertically
EHang long-range VT-30 autonomous aerial vehicle takes off and lands vertically

EHang has revealed the latest version of its aircraft that it calls an autonomous aerial vehicle or AAV. The aircraft Read more

Sleeker Pony.ai self-driving SUV hints at more road-ready autonomous cars
Sleeker Pony.ai self-driving SUV hints at more road-ready autonomous cars

Autonomous car headgear keeps getting smaller, with Pony.ai revealing its latest self-driving car design and its much sleeker, Luminar-powered scanning Read more

Skydio X2 self-flying drone takes flight for enterprise and government pilots
Skydio X2 self-flying drone takes flight for enterprise and government pilots

Skydio has begun shipping its X2, the public sector and enterprise version of its self-flying drone, complete with a custom Read more

Elon Musk says new Tesla self-driving update is ‘superhuman’ — here’s why
Elon Musk says new Tesla self-driving update is ‘superhuman’ — here’s why

Tesla Full Self-Driving beta 'will blow your mind' Elon Musk has been taking up the upcoming debuts of the Tesla Read more

ARCFOX Alpha-S with Huawei Inside unveiled
ARCFOX Alpha-S with Huawei Inside unveiled

Huawei has revealed that the first vehicle integrated with Huawei’s intelligent automotive solution was officially launched during the 2021 ARCFOX Read more

DJI Air 2S Active Track vs Skydio 2 Real-World Test & Comparison
DJI’s new Air 2S has a 1” sensor, 5.4K/30p recording, improved optical avoidance and more

Here’s the complete and real-world side by side test and comparison between the DJI Air 2S and the Skydio 2 Read more

The DJI Air 2S is old news – DJI is officially moving into self-driving cars
Rumored DJI Air 2S could come with surprise bonus feature

DJI has just upstaged the launch of its own DJI Air 2S drone by announcing a new sub-brand called DJI Read more

Chromebooks with NVIDIA RTX graphics, MediaTek CPU might be coming
Chromebooks with NVIDIA RTX graphics, MediaTek CPU might be coming

It hasn’t been approved yet but NVIDIA has just made it known that it is very intent on investing in Read more

2022 Lexus LS 500h AWD debuts with Toyota’s Advanced Drive autonomous driving tech
2022 Lexus LS 500h AWD debuts with Toyota’s Advanced Drive autonomous driving tech

Three days ago, Toyota debuted its Advanced Drive autonomous driving tech in Japan, and the first vehicles to receive it Read more

Toyota introduces Advanced Drive autonomous driving assist in 2021 Lexus LS and Mirai FCEV
Toyota introduces Advanced Drive autonomous driving assist in 2021 Lexus LS and Mirai FCEV

In response to Cadillac’s Super Cruise and Tesla’s Autopilot, Toyota recently unveiled its newest Advanced Drive autonomous driving system, a Read more

This Fancy Honda Is the Closest Thing We Have to a Self-Driving Car
This Fancy Honda Is the Closest Thing We Have to a Self-Driving Car

Honda became the first manufacturer to hit a major self-driving milestone...in a car you wouldn't have expected. We now have Read more

Honda Legend Sedan with Level 3 Autonomy Available for Lease in Japan
Honda very carefully sets loose its Level 3 autonomous car

Honda says its Sensing Elite technology means the driver of the limited-edition sedan won't have to pay attention under some Read more