Luminar, the global leader in automotive lidar technology powering the introduction of highway autonomy in series production, announced today it has entered the B Sample phase for its next-generation Iris technology as it executes towards 2022 series production, initially on Volvo Cars’ SPA 2 consumer vehicle platform. The first Iris units begin shipping this week to Luminar’s lead series production partner, Volvo Cars, from Luminar’s advanced manufacturing facility in Orlando, Fla.
The milestone marks the completion of engineering validation of its Iris sensor in preparation for auto-grade deployment in series production.
“It’s an exciting moment for us to be shipping the first units and is proving out that our industry-leading technology can be brought to the consumer vehicle platforms to enable next-generation autonomy,” said Jason Wojack, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Luminar.
Luminar’s next-generation of custom laser, receiver, scanning, and chips have come together for Iris, its third iteration