Polestar, LiDAR technology arrives, agreement with Luminar

Polestar, LiDAR technology arrives, agreement with Luminar


The news doesn't particularly surprise us, after all Luminar has already made a similar agreement with Volvo, but now it's official: the Polestars of the future, probably starting from the 2023 Polestar 3 model, will be equipped with LiDAR thanks to the agreement that Geely has made with the US company based in Orlando, Florida.

Polestar 3 The LiDAR system significantly increases the car's safety index and helps take an important step towards the day in which we will all be able to move around by car without having to drive it, thanks to autonomous driving: this is only a first step, much more work will be needed and a widespread diffusion of these technologies to ensure that he works best and for their part Polestar and Volvo, with its EX90, are making the right contribution.

“Luminar is a pioneer in long-range LiDAR technology and this close collaboration will allow us to have many innovations in our cars of the future. We look forward to pooling the expertise of our R&D and product design departments to better integrate LiDAR and leverage its full capabilities.” said Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath.

At the moment we have no official information, nor precise timing, regarding the arrival of level 3 autonomous driving on Polestar electric cars, or for that matter also of Volvo: the hardware is ready, the software is in an advanced stage of development, but as often mentioned, the road is still long - especially from the bureaucratic point of view and the bodies that regulate road traffic.

Polestar 5 The first models of Polestar 3 equipped with LiDAR should arrive on the market as early as 2023 while for the long-awaited Polestar 5 – spotted at the Goodwood in the form of a prototype with 872 horsepower and 898 Nm of torque – we will have to wait until at least 2024.