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Daimler invests in lidar company Luminar ahead of self-driving truck launch

Daimler self-driving semi-trailer truck prototypeDaimler announced Friday it is acquiring a minority stake in Luminar, a Silicon Valley-based startup developing lidar monitoring systems for self-driving cars and trucks. Luminar is developing lidar monitoring systems that can detect and identify objects on the road with a high level of accuracy. Volvo, which is also an investor, plans to…