Ouster has been selected by Motional to be the exclusive provider of long-range LiDAR sensors for its all-electric robotaxis (based on the IONIQ 5 EV). The serial production agreement between the firms will see Ouster provide Motional with its Alpha Prime VLS-128 sensors through 2026.

The Alpha Prime sensor itself is purpose-built for autonomous driving and advanced vehicle safety at highway speeds. It provides real-time 3D data up to 0.1-degree vertical and horizontal resolution with a maximum range of 300 meters (984 feet) and a 360° surround view.

Ouster confirmed that Motional has already begun implementing Alpha Prime sensors on the IONIQ 5 robotaxis deployed for commercial operations in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, as well as its testing operations in Boston, Pittsburgh, and Singapore.