Ouster LiDAR speced in two AVs
Coast Autonomous and Postmates will use the OS1 LiDAR for vehicle localization and obstacle detection in their autonomous vehicles.
Ouster announced that it has signed an MOU with Coast Autonomous as Coast begins to ramp up production of self-driving passenger shuttles and autonomous utility vehicles. Ouster’s LiDAR will be a critical component in Coast’s technology stack. Coast will use the Ouster OS1 LiDAR primarily for vehicle localization and obstacle detection.
“Automated vehicles require accurate and reliable perception systems to meet the demands of safe, urban mobility,” said Angus Pacala, Cofounder and CEO of Ouster. “The OS1 LiDAR delivers an industry-leading combination of reliability, performance, and affordability that is instrumental in helping companies like Coast Autonomous advance the future of transportation.”
“Our focus is on safety without compromising performance, while providing a cost-effective service,” said Pierre Lefevre, Cofounder and CTO of Coast. “The Ouster OS1 is an excellent choice, as it strikes a unique balance between price, field of view, angular resolution, range, and size. I have also been very impressed with the robust design and its ability to withstand all weather conditions and terrain, which are very important as we roll out deployments around the world, including at the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines, universities in Florida, and at the KCRP Rail Yard in Texas.”
Ouster also announced that Postmates has selected the Ouster OS1 LiDAR sensor for use in the Serve autonomous delivery rover.
The Ouster OS1 LiDAR is designed to deliver a combination of performance, light weight, value, and reliability that enables Serve to safely navigate sidewalks, detect pedestrians, and interact with the community.
“The OS1 LiDAR’s range, size, durability, and high resolution are a perfect fit for Serve,” said Ali Kashani, VP of special projects at Postmates X. “Over the past few years of development, it has become clear that LiDAR is an integral component to both detecting and interacting with the world around Serve, and Ouster is bridging that connection.”
By using the same complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology used in consumer digital cameras and smartphones, the Ouster OS1 is expected to provide Serve with both the manufacturing scale necessary for mass deployment and the advanced perception to safely and efficiently navigate urban environments.
Serve autonomous delivery rovers equipped with Ouster OS1 LiDAR sensors will be deployed at commercial-scale first in Los Angeles.