Self-driving startup Aurora announced last month that it would be acquiring Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) developer Blackmore for an undisclosed fee. Aurora is best known for its leadership team, which consists of Chris Urmson, who previously led the driverless-car project at Google; Sterling Anderson, who ran Tesla’s autopilot team; and Drew Bagnell, who helped form Uber’s Advanced Technology Group. Although Aurora’s work in autonomy has been masked in secrecy, its last funding round of US$530 million attracted investment from Amazon.
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