Luminar & Mercedes Announces Next-Gen Production Line Deal

In October 2022, Luminar’s Iris began serial production, and the company’s Mercedes-Benz program has been successfully concluded.

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February 27, 2023 1:20 AM
Last Update: February 27, 2023 1:21 AM
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Luminar this week announced a significant extension of its relationship with Mercedes-Benz. The primary objective of the deal is to allow improved autonomous driving capabilities across a wide variety of next-generation production vehicle lines. By doing so, automakers’ next-generation portfolio will ramp up. In October 2022, Luminar’s Iris launched its first round of serial manufacturing. Furthermore, the company’s Mercedes-Benz program has successfully accomplished the first stage and the related milestones. A high-performing, long-range lidar sensor called Iris allows cars, trucks, and other vehicles to operate with advanced safety and autonomy.

Luminar Leads Autonomous Driving Systems in The World

According to Luminar, following two years of close collaboration, Mercedes-Benz now expects to incorporate the next generation of Luminar’s Iris lidar and accompanying software technologies across a wide variety of its upcoming manufacturing vehicle lines by mid-decade.

The efficiency of the next-generation Iris is geared to satisfy Mercedes-needs Benz’s for a new conditionally autonomous driving system that will function at greater speeds on highways, as well as increased driver assistance systems for urban areas.

It will also facilitate design integration with a slimmer shape. The two companies and the industry are at a turning point thanks to this multibillion-dollar deal. The agreement has the potential to greatly advance both the technological potential and the safety of conditionally autonomous driving systems.

The Company Has More Than 50 Leading Partners


A new age of auto safety and autonomy is being ushered in by the international automotive technology business Luminar. Luminar claims that over the last decade, it has developed a sophisticated hardware and software platform for its more than 50 industry partners. Their platforms allow next-generation safety and autonomous capabilities for production vehicles. Many of the largest car OEMs in the world are among them. These partners include tech partners NVIDIA and Intel’s Mobileye. The company partners with manufacturers of passenger automobiles and commercial trucks, Daimler Truck AG, and Volvo Cars. According to Luminar, lidar will be the next major development in automotive safety, just like seatbelts and airbags were decades ago.


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