Of course, architecting and integrating isn’t enough; the Aurora Driver needs to see well enough and far enough — a critical requirement for safe, effective long-haul and middle-mile trucking. For this, we needed long-range, multi-modal sensing and for a long time, that didn’t exist.
Last year, we filled this final gap in our product strategy when we acquired Blackmore, a team of lidar experts with unrivaled expertise in frequency-modulated, continuous-wave lidar development. Over the last year, our two teams have become one, combining Blackmore’s world-class lidar team with Aurora’s deeply experienced hardware and software engineering teams. Together, we specified, designed, prototyped, and fabricated a lidar system that enables the Aurora Driver to see further and better. Here’s more on what makes this sensor’s underlying technology so powerful.