A startup called Blackmore just raised a few million dollars to miniaturize sensors for autonomous vehicles.
A few interesting points about Blackmore:
- They want to embed lidar in the grill of a car. This seems like a difficult vantage point, since the sensor won’t have a 360-degree view of the environment.
- They plan to deliver prototypes next summer.
- Based on their website, they seem to target two markets: autonomous vehicles and the military.
- They’re based in Bozeman, Montana, which is a great town, but hardly a tech hub. Given the cost of housing in Silicon Valley, though, I’m tempted to apply for a job there right now.