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Aeva raises $45 million for autonomous car sensors that can measure velocity

Myriad sensors go into making autonomous cars tick.‘s fleet of Nissan NV200 vans pack lidar (laser-based sensors that measure the distance between themselves and objects) in addition to radar, GPS, and inertial measurement units. Google spinoff Waymo’s Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Vans are similarly equipped with lidar, radar, and cameras. But Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, the cofounders of Silicon Valley startup Aeva, contend that those and other arrays skip over a critical vector: high-resolution, real-time velocity.

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