Ouster, a leading provider of high-resolution LiDAR sensors used for autonomous vehicles, robotics, and mapping, announced that Postmates, the only company that enables customers to get anything on-demand, has selected the Ouster OS1 LiDAR sensor for use in its Serve autonomous delivery rover deploying first in Los Angeles.
The Ouster OS1 LiDAR delivers an industry-leading combination of performance, lightweight, value and reliability that enables Serve to seamlessly and safely navigate sidewalks, detect pedestrians, and interact with the community. Combining Postmates’ patented Socially-Aware-Navigation system with Ouster’s multi-beam flash LiDAR architecture, Serve brings together thoughtful design and best-in-class technologies to enable 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 and efficiently navigate urban environments.
“Serve is exactly the kind of application that benefits from the OS1 LiDAR’s small, lightweight, durable and power efficient design,” said Angus Pacala, co-founder and CEO of Ouster. “We can’t wait to see Serve on sidewalks later this year.”
Serve autonomous delivery rovers equipped with Ouster OS1 LiDAR sensors will be deployed at commercial-scale first in Los Angeles.