Autonomous Vehicle

Luminar unveils full-stack autonomous system for series production with Zenseact

Luminar partners closely with Zenseact, a newly-formed 550-person software company owned by Volvo Cars, to deliver safe autonomy to both Volvo Cars and the larger automotive industry

Luminar Technologies, Inc. has partnered closely with Zenseact to deliver autonomous software for series production vehicles. Volvo Cars is the first launch customer, representing both Luminar’s and Zenseact’s first production design win for software.

Luminar’s new product suite, Sentinel, is the full-stack autonomous solution for series production in the industry. It deeply integrates Zenseact’s OnePilot autonomous driving software solution alongside Luminar’s Iris lidar, perception software, and other components as a foundation, enabling every automaker to offer Highway Autonomy and Proactive SafetyTM capabilities on their production vehicles.

Zenseact is liable for delivering its OnePilot software and Luminar’s perception software to Volvo Cars, while Luminar is liable for providing the holistic Sentinel solution to other automakers. Sentinel will equip global automakers with two core functionalities – Proactive SafetyTM and hands-off, eyes-off Highway Autonomy:

Proactive SafetyTM: Vehicles can proactively avoid collisions with evasive maneuvers, reducing accident rates by up to seven times. The advanced camera-based ADAS systems, that will attempt to reactively avoid collisions only in ideal conditions, in a straight line, and usually after the driver does not respond.

Highway autonomy: Hands-free, eyes-free true autonomous driving on highways to recover the driver’s time and substantially improve vehicle safety.

Sentinel is powered partially by Zenseact’s OnePilot software, which helps provide one user experience throughout the user’s journey. OnePilot continuously assesses the surroundings to enable autonomous highway driving. OnePilot also provides the driver with useful information and warnings and may intervene by overriding controls to assure the user has a safe journey. Sentinel also incorporates over-the-air updates to expand the operating domain of autonomy and further improve safety of vehicles over time.

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