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Mercedes-Benz And Luminar Extend Their Formula 1 Partnership

Mercedes-Benz and Luminar just announced the extension of their partnership for the 2024 season of Formula One. The new collaboration between the two companies was recently displayed on the automotive technology company’s booth at the 2024 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES). According to Mercedes, the beneficiary of the renewed partnership is the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Safety Car of the FIA. Starting this year, the auto’s roof will be equipped with Luminar’s Light and Detection Ranging (LiDAR) tech to allow a more precise 3D mapping of its vicinity using lasers. The system also utilizes Luminar’s artificial intelligence (AI) software to augment the detection of moving and still obstacles at… Continue Reading »


Luminar Expands LiDAR Tech Deal With Mercedes-Benz

Luminar has inked a renewed deal with Mercedes-Benz to expand the application of its LiDAR technology into a broad range of vehicles bearing the three-pointed star logo. Highlights of the Luminar and Mercedes Expanded LiDAR Deal According to CNBC, Luminar announced the expansion of its agreement with Mercedes on Wednesday. Both companies are looking to implement better LiDAR tech in a wide range of Mercedes vehicles beginning in 2025. The move will allow the next version of Luminar’s Iris LiDAR into the partially and fully automated vehicles of the German brand. Under this new system, drivers will be allowed to use the hands-free automated driving features of their Mercedes up… Continue Reading »


Mercedes, BMW and Audi Join Forces to Get Nokia HERE Mapping Technology

Lately, there have been talks that the three giants in the luxury car market, namely Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, were racing to acquire the HERE digital mapping technology of Nokia. The system is seen by the luxury automakers as a crucial element in their development of self driving cars. According to a report from Motor Authority, the premium car makers recently did the unthinkable. Instead of competing against each other in the acquisition of the tech, the three decided to pool up their resources, totaling 2.8 billion euros or $3.1 billion, in order to hold an equal share with HERE. The deal is expected to be completed in the early… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz S-Class with 3D Mapping Tech Spotted

A Mercedes-Benz S-Class was recently spotted sporting a 3D mapping device on its roof. According to Jalopnik, the gizmo is a LIDAR array. Based on the website of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), LIDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. The device consists of a laser, scanner and GPS receiver. It functions by releasing light in a form of a pulsing laser to measure the source’s distances from objects. It combines the information it collects from the other data gathered by aerial sources to cover long distances. The device is most probably a part of the brand’s research in the development of self-driving  cars because it allows… Continue Reading »


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