The long-term goal is to make solid-state lidar available for less than $100 per unit. But even the least-expensive solid-state lidar nearing market arrival carries a price of several thousand dollars.
The catalog of threats to connected and autonomous vehicles is growing. Manufacturers and suppliers will have to come up with a solid battle plan to prove to regulators that they can keep drivers and passengers safe.
A “tiny fraction” of fully autonomous vehicles on roads by 2030 won’t be able to cut down on the 1.4 million traffic-related fatalities occurring annually around the world, says an executive of the Swedish automotive supplier.