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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Lucid CEO believes autonomous taxi fleets are a decade away
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The idea of an autonomous taxi is something many automakers and autonomous technology researchers are working towards. In many large Read more

Hyundai Mobis M.Vision X Concept Has Windows That Turn into Screens
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Hyundai Mobis M.Vision X Concept Has Windows That Turn into Screens Hyundai Mobis, which is the South Korean industrial giant's Read more

New Isuzu D-Max: Top 5 Specs You Should Know about
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The New Isuzu D-Max launched halfway in 2021, bringing modern cabin infotainment and the latest active safety features to the Read more

Audi Skysphere Concept Can Transform from Grand Tourer to Roadster
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Electric two-door convertible's variable wheelbase points toward a future where your autonomous car can drive you out of town, then Read more

Audi skysphere concept EV literally stretches and shrinks
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Audi is no stranger to bedazzling concept cars, but few stretch the imagination quite like the new Audi skysphere. More Read more

New Super Cruise features coming to six 2022 year model GM vehicles
GM Super Cruise

Most automakers are working on autonomous and semi-autonomous driving features for vehicles. Autonomous driving is seen as a method of Read more

Lyft is getting autonomous Argo AI Ford cars for public rides this year
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You may be able to summon an autonomous Ford via the Lyft app later this year, with the automaker and Read more

Ubisoft reveals free-to-play shooter Tom Clancy’s XDefiant
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While Tom Clancy fans are going to have to wait until 2022 to get their hands on Rainbow Six Extraction, Read more

Pininfarina Teorema Concept Is a Sleek Vision of an Autonomous Future
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The Italian design house showed off a long, low concept that previews a world of autonomous driving and electric powertrains. Read more

Volkswagen reveals its money-maker plan for EVs and autonomous services
Volkswagen

Volkswagen has revealed its New Auto 2030 strategy, its roadmap for the rest of the decade, and the automaker is Read more

Mini Vision Urbanaut Is a Full-Size Vision of a Pod-Like Future
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Mini has built what was only a rendering a year ago: an electric, autonomous lounge on wheels with multiple mood Read more

Volvo reveals its new EV brain – and an unexpected promise
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Volvo has big EV and autonomous vehicle plans, and it’s bringing software development in-house to deliver it sooner rather than Read more