LiDAR Maker Innoviz Raises $132 Million
Earlier this month, Calcalist reported that the company is raising a new round of approximately $100 million
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Founded in 2016, Innoviz develops and markets low-cost, small-size LiDAR systems designed to enable the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles. The company has several partnerships with automakers for its systems, including with BMW for its autonomous vehicles and with Samsung’s connected car and audio technology subsidiary Harman International Industries Inc.
The funding will go towards commercialization of Innoviz's products to address growing demand from the automotive vehicle industry. It will enable the company to reach the scale required by tire 1 suppliers and automakers, according to a statement by CEO and co-founder Omer Keilaf. Innoviz also recently expanded its presence in Germany, North America, Japan, and China.