COAST Autonomous announced that it has signed an MOU with leading LiDAR manufacturer Ouster. As COAST begins to ramp up production of self-driving passenger shuttles and autonomous utility vehicles, Ouster’s LiDAR solution will be a critical component in COAST’s technology stack. COAST will use the Ouster OS1 LIDAR primarily for vehicle localisation and obstacle detection.
“Automated vehicles require accurate and reliable perception systems to meet the demands of safe, urban mobility,” said Angus Pacala, Co-Founder 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, Co-Founder 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.”