šŸš— ā€œThe key to that success is looser safety rules that let Luminarā€™s lasers fire pulses 40 times more powerful at 1550 nm than 905-nm lasers are allowed to fire in aĀ conventional car. That extra power extends the long-wavelength lidarā€™s range by a factor of 10 and its resolution a factor of 50.Ā That extra margin makes a big difference at highway speedsā€”at 75Ā miles per hour, a car travels 34Ā meters in a secondā€¦ā€ ā€“ Under the Hood of Luminar’s Long-Reach Lidar - IEEE Spectrum

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