One of the big hurdles when equipping vehicles with sensors for autonomous driving is the cost. For example, the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors that power many versions of self-driving car technology are pricey, currently ranging from around several thousand dollars up to $85,000 per sensor—and vehicles often need multiple sensors to see enough of what is going on around them to drive safely.

But the latest entry into the LiDAR market could change all that. Quanergy have announced that they are about to begin full scale manufacturing of their S3, the world’s first affordable… more

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