Aurora Innovation to buy Blackmore

Aurora Innovation, a self-driving car startup, has said it would buy Blackmore, a company that develops a detection system known as lidar, used in self-driving technology.

Aurora is among dozens of automakers and large technology companies working on self-driving car systems, and has partnerships with Byton, Hyundai and Volkswagen to develop and test self-driving systems.

With the notable exception of Elon Musk’s Tesla, most automakers have said their self-driving cars will rely on lidar.

The technology uses laser light pulses to render precise images of the environment around the car and is currently used by companies including General Motors, Ford and Alphabet’s Waymo.

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