Can Israeli Start-up Oryx Oust Lidar From Self-Driving Cars?

What autonomous car makers really want is a dirt cheap and utterly reliable sensor that complements radar and video cameras. And Israeli start-up Oryx Vision thinks it might have just what they’re looking for. Oryx’s technology, coherent optical radar, splits the difference between radar and lidar. Like a lidar, it uses a laser to illuminate the road ahead, but like a radar it treats the reflected signal as a wave rather than a particle.