Luminar partners Airbus to test autonomous flight tech

U.S. Lidar maker, Luminar Technologies Inc, said on Monday it would partner with Airbus SE to test aircraft safety, autonomous flight, and obstacle detection technologies.

Luminar said the two companies will work on enhancing aircraft sensing and perception.

Luminar added that its technology could also substantially improve the safety of existing aircraft applications.

Luminar makes lidar sensors, which use laser light to detect objects ahead of and around the vehicle, and are a key component of many self-driving systems being developed by automakers.