Polestar and Luminar Technologies continue their collaboration to integrate long-range LiDAR technology into future Polestar vehicles. The use of LiDAR technology continues to gain momentum as the global focus on next-generation safety and autonomy increases.
The expanded partnership lays the foundation for collaboration on industrial design and integration of Luminar’s 3D laser scanning technology that will be used in Polestar’s future vehicles. This now includes the Polestar 5 – the four-door electric GT expected to launch in 2024 based on the Polestar Precept concept car.
The two companies have an existing partnership through Volvo Cars, with Luminar providing LiDAR technology for the Polestar 3. This first SUV from Polestar, which was launched in October 2022, is now going on sale in its first markets with Luminar’s LiDAR technology. To coincide with the announcement, sales of the Polestar 3 with Luminar’s LiDAR technology have been brought forward so customers can place orders now. Deliveries are expected in 2024.
“Luminar is a leader in long-range LiDAR technology and this closer collaboration will enable even more innovation in our future vehicles. We look forward to combining our expertise in R&D and product design to deliver truly impressive LiDAR integration and functionality for the Polestar brand,” said Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath.
“The successful collaboration has further strengthened Polestar’s appreciation of Luminar and our technology. With this new expanded partnership and the pioneering spirit that characterises both companies, we will push the boundaries of automotive technology and design into new territories for the next generation,” adds Austin Russell, founder and CEO of Luminar. www.polestar.com