MEMS and Sensors

Local Motor’s autonomous shuttles to use Ouster lidar

05 November 2021
Local Motors’ Olli 2.0 shuttles will use lidar with 1,000 sensors in a biding commitment. Source: Local Motors

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.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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