Luminar, Software, And Autonomy

Screen in the passenger seat of a vehicle.

Luminar’s $5 billion market capitalization is by far the largest of the half-dozen lidar start-ups competing for business among both automotive manufacturers and autonomous vehicle technology companies. The growth to support that valuation may well come as much from software and artificial intelligence as from the hardware sensors on which Luminar has so far built its business.

In Forbes.com I interview Luminar Vice President Aaron Jefferson about their partnerships with automotive manufacturers, their future as a software-oriented company, and the long-term vision.

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