Ouster has announced that it has signed a strategic customer agreement with Local Motors to supply the OEM with its digital LiDAR sensors. The agreement includes a commitment for more than 1,000 of these sensors through 2023 and a non-binding forecast of over 20,000 sensors through 2025. These sensors will be used by Local Motors to meet production demand for its next-generation autonomous shuttles.

Local Motors intends to equip its shuttles with the full suite of Ouster OS sensors. This includes wide field of view, mid-range, and long-range, digital LiDAR sensors for complete coverage. The OEM’s order from Ouster comes as it aims to meet the demand for L3 shuttles operating on mapped routes in campuses, city centers, and municipalities.