Luminar is growing beyond the first autonomous vehicles. It has announced an agreement with Airbus to bring it in for helicopters and fixed wing aircraft with the aim of making the aircraft more efficient.
Experts from both companies have worked together on two Airbus production programs, UpNext and FlightLab. Luminar and Airbus are hoping to eventually be able to fly safely.
“We can also directly apply our achievements to the automotive industry, a well-known airline for about $ 1 trillion,” said Luminar founder and CEO Austin Russell He said this in a statement. “We believe that only the weapons and security systems will change the way we go all the way as we drive our technology from the streets to the sky.”
Airbus is already testing autonomous, departure and landing technology (ATTOL) via UpNext. It is said to have completed an independent travel test in 2020. The company could use LiDAR for traveling taxis as well as helicopters and airplanes.
Luminar and Airbus are expected to improve security on existing aircraft with LiDAR. More than 10 percent of helicopter crashes “occur in land-based avoidable collisions,” says Russell. About. In doing so, Russell believes that his company’s expertise can help pilots avoid accidents.
Along with Airbus, Luminar is working with several well-known manufacturers. Volvo will so they are ready to drive independently on the road Luminar has also worked , , and the carrying hand of , which has created a file for in the company.
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