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TechCrunch

Luminar acquisition brings high-performance laser capabilities in-house

TechCrunch

Luminar’s Austin Russell talks life post-IPO, AV deals and lidar’s future at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

SiliconRepublic

Mercedes-Benz partners with Luminar to make self-driving vehicles

TechCrunch , Forbes Tech

Mercedes’ future vehicles will have Luminar lidar under new deal

TechCrunch , Forbes Tech

Volvo partners with Luminar and Zenseact to bring autonomous driving feature to new e-SUV

TechCrunch , VentureBeat , AlleyWatch , +1

Hardware design platform nTopology raises $65M

Pulse 2.0

Luminar Technologies (LAZR) Stock: $37 Price Target From R.F. Lafferty 

Pulse 2.0

Luminar (LAZR) Stock: Why The Price Surged Today

TechCrunch , CNET , Forbes Tech

Nvidia’s next-generation self-driving toolkit is available for 2024 vehicle models

$40,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
SpaceNews

Space Perspective raises $40 million for stratospheric ballooning system

VentureBeat , TechCrunch

Space Perspective raises $40M for balloons that can take people into space

SpaceNews

Space Perspective performs first balloon test flight, begins ticket sales

VentureBeat

Space Perspective unveils luxury spaceflights lifted by huge balloons

VentureBeat

Space Perspective unveils luxury spaceflights lifted by huge balloons

The Verge

Luminar is using lidar to help build the ‘uncrashable car’

VentureBeat

Loom’s new SDK lets any company add video messaging to their apps

VentureBeat

Loom’s new SDK lets any company add video-messaging to their apps

TCT Magazine

nTopology software & Desktop Metal 3D printing technology used to redesign Preziosa Francesco robotic grippers

The Verge

Pony.ai unveils its next-gen robotaxi with LIDAR from Luminar

Forbes Tech

Luminar Partners With Airbus On Laser Lidar Sensors For Robotic Aircraft