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Elon Musk Is Critic Of Laser Lidar For Autonomous Cars, But Top Tesla Lawyer Joins Luminar

Elon Musk is a critic of laser lidar for autonomous cars, but a top Tesla lawyer joins Luminar

4/22/2021 10:15:00 AM

Elon Musk is a critic of laser lidar for autonomous cars, but a top Tesla lawyer joins Luminar

Luminar , a newly public maker of laser lidar sensors that help self-driving cars see their surroundings, has hired Tesla ’s acting general counsel Alan Prescott as chief legal officer.

The Palo Alto, California-based company which listed shares on Nasdaq in late 2020 and is led byoptics prodigy Austin Russell, said that in addition to Prescott, it’s added Trey Campbell, Intel’s vice president of investor relations, to lead that role at Luminar. 

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Prescott “understands the challenges and nuances of operating in both the autonomous driving space and in the automotive industry more broadly, and we look forward to his insights and expertise as we continue to scale our business and accelerate the expansion of our product and commercial roadmaps,” Russell said.

Luminar is preparing to ramp up production of its high-tech devices after lining up supply deals with partners including Volvo Cars, Daimler Trucks and China’s SAIC for its new R brand electric vehicles. Lidar’s ability to create 3D “point-cloud” maps by bouncing laser beams off surrounding objects adds a critical layer of safety to vision systems, including cameras and radar, that every major developer of autonomous vehicle technology relies on, with one notable exception.   headtopics.com

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What does a lawyer have to do with the technology? Lawyer is just there to protect patents and the company from liability. He's unconventional. why is this news?🥱 Ask me how 🎓 Lidar can detect wavelengths beyond our visual spectrum. If processing speed can be increased, lidar could be a very powerful compliment to current object detection. It could increase the safety of autonomous vehicles - beyond cars.

Different perspectives is good. In the past, there was DC VRS AC transmission. Literally who cares