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LAZR- Increasingly crowded LiDAR space

NASDAQ:LAZR   Luminar Technologies, Inc
While VLDR focuses more on LiDAR's robotics and industrial application, LAZR is solely focusing on LiDAR's application in the automobile sector.

According to Orlando news, LAZR has rapidly gained 50 industry partners, including 7 of the top 10 global automotive OEMs, and has received minority investments from the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, Daimler Truck AG and Volvo, a global leader in automotive safety, to bring autonomous trucks and cars to highways, respectively.

MobileEye's potential plan to build its own LiDAR, along with LAZR's lofty valuation compared to its peers , may negatively affect LAZR's price in the short run. However, Volvo's plan to roll out a level 3 car in 2022 using Luminar's LiDAR, Mercedes's partnership and LAZR's singular focus to build LiDAR that is commercially viable for mass-produced consumer cars should keep LAZR's share price afloat in the foreseeable future.

In the short-term, I expect some lvl of price uncertainty as Innoviz has already gone public and so will Aeva in the near future in this increasingly crowded LiDAR space.