LiDAR

Apple Holding Conversations With Variety of LiDAR Suppliers for Apple Car

Apple is holding active conversations with a variety of different suppliers for LiDAR sensors. According to Bloomberg, Apple is holding active conversations with a variety of different suppliers for LiDAR sensors for its upcoming electric vehicle. The report says the LiDAR sensors in question are being developed now, but will apparently still be "cutting edge" even...

Ex-Apple Engineers Create LiDAR Startup for Autonomous Driving

A new startup named Aeva has been founded by two former Apple employees, Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, which plans to develop LiDAR technology for the future of autonomous driving, Tesla North is reporting. Salehian and Rezk, who have spent years developing the iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPod, hope to bring vehicles to the next level of autonomy,...

LiDAR Suppliers’ Stock Surges Amid Apple Car Reports

LiDAR sensor makers soared on the stock market after reports of Apple's electric vehicle ambitions. Velodyne Lidar and Luminar Technologies — both LiDAR sensor producers — have surged as much as 37 percent since a report Monday detailed Apple's ambitions to compete with Tesla and sell an electric vehicle by 2024. Two unnamed sources told Reuters...

Some iPhone 12 Models to Feature LiDAR Scanner: DigiTimes

LiDAR is set to see "increasing penetration in consumer electronics devices," including the upcoming iPhone 12. While the 2020 iPad Pro refresh brought a LiDAR (light detection and ranging) scanner to Apple's products, this will be the first time an iPhone has offered it, reads a new report from DigiTimes. While we don't know yet...

Volkswagen Invests in Self-Driving Startup Founded by Ex-Apple Engineers

Volkswagen has reportedly acquired a stake in a Silicon Valley startup founded by former Apple employees focusing on self-driving capabilities. According to a new report from CNBC, Aeva, founded by ex-Apple Inc engineers Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk that builds vision sensors for self-driving cars, has received “a significant investment” from Volkswagen, the world’s largest...

Apple’s Self-Driving SUV with LIDAR System Spotted on the Road

Apple is using a fleet of Lexus RX450h SUVs to test its autonomous driving software. The SUV looks pretty pretty much like similar test cars used by other self-driving companies, like Google’s Waymo.  A MacRumors reader was able to capture photos of Apple’s Lexus SUV with a new LIDAR setup. The SUV was spotted near...

Mysterious Camera-Equipped Apple Vehicle Spotted in California

Mysterious Dodge minivans have started appearing around California during the past few weeks. These vehicles are equipped with a complex camera rig mounted on the top, and one of them is leased to Apple, prompting speculation about Apple's future plans: Is Apple testing a driverless car, or is it maybe improving its mapping service with...