Delphi Automotive Plc said on Friday it has partnered with laser-based sensor maker Innoviz Technologies to improve vehicle safety for self-driving cars, after making a minority investment in the Israel-based company.
Innoviz’s LiDAR technology allows self-driving cars to identify objects at far distances, allowing them to travel at high speeds safely, Delphi said.
Many self-driving experts regard LiDAR as a crucial component, along with other sensors such as cameras and radars, reports Reuters.
Automakers have intensified the race to build self-driving cars and are investing in sensors that help these cars navigate on roads with poor or faded lane markings and potholes.
Delphi, which is focusing on self-driving vehicles and advanced safety systems, has been benefiting from continued automaker interest.
Founded in January 2016, Innoviz is backed by investors including Vertex Venture Capital and Magma Venture Partners.
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