GM buys tech firm Strobe in self-driving auto development

Cruise buys lidar start-up Strobe to accelerate self-driving cars

Cruise buys lidar start-up Strobe to accelerate self-driving cars

General Motors Co. announced on Monday that GM Cruise, its self-driving auto subsidiary, had acquired Strobe, a Pasadena startup developing a technology that uses lasers to measure distances to other objects. Cruise announced Monday that it is buying Strobe, a Pasadena startup that makes laser-based sensors.

While GM continues to charge forward with implementing LIDAR technology into its self-driving program, the company also complements its technology with radar sensors to create a fault-tolerant sensing suite.

Strobe and Cruise researchers will work together at HRL, formerly known as Hughes Research Labs, to develop the lidar.

"Sensors are a critical enabler for deploying self-driving cars at scale, and Lidars are now the bottleneck", he said. The technology provided not just a distance measurement for an object on the road - vehicles, people and objects - but also measured that object's velocity. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Of course, when Cruise sold to GM past year, it portrayed itself as a "full stack" self-driving company that could successfully design and build all the necessary components.

Cruise's self-driving cars, seen in the basement garage of the company's San Francisco headquarters.

"Strobe's LIDAR technology will significantly improve the cost and capabilities of our vehicles so that we can more quickly accomplish our mission to deploy driverless vehicles at scale", says Cruise Automation CEO Kyle Vogt.

"The successful deployment of self-driving vehicles will be highly dependent on the availability of LIDAR sensors", Julie Schoenfeld, Strobe's CEO, said in a statement.

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In morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange, GM shares were up 26 cents at $45.20.

In 2016, GM agreed to acquire Cruise in a race with other companies, including Tesla and Alphabet's Waymo.

GM has been testing autonomous Chevrolet Bolt electric cars in San Francisco and the Detroit and Phoenix areas.

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