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Postmates chooses Ouster lidar for autonomous delivery rover

Delivery firm Postmates has selected the Ouster OS1 lidar sensor for use in its Serve autonomous delivery rover, which is being deployed in Los Angeles.

The Ouster OS1 lidar enables Serve to navigate pavements, detect pedestrians, and interact with the community.

The rover combines Postmates’ Socially-Aware-Navigation system and Ouster’s multi-beam flash lidar architecture to give a new platform for on-demand commerce.

“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 provides Serve with both the manufacturing scale necessary for mass deployment and the advanced perception to safely navigate urban environments.