Local Motors, an autonomous startup, has chosen Ouster’s digital lidar sensors to be used in its self-driving shuttles.
Under an agreement, Ouster will supply more than 1,000 lidar sensors in a binding commitment that will be used through 2023 and in a non-binding forecast of more than 20,000 lidar sensors through 2025. The sensors will be used to meet production demand for Local Motors’ next-generation shuttles.
Local Motors will equip the Olli 2.0 3D-printed autonomous shuttles with a full suite of Ouster lidar sensors that include a wide field of view, mid-range and long-range digital lidar sensors to meet demand for Level 3 autonomous vehicles operating on mapped routes on campuses, city centers and municipalities.
Local Motors has been actively expanding its reach with its shuttles by organizing autonomous shuttle pilots including a delivery service at Marine Corps. Air Station, the first time a shuttle was allowed to be on the site.
Previously, Local Motors used Velodyne lidar for its first generation 3D-printed, electric and autonomous Olli shuttles.