From our reader Katharina Lehmann we received pictures of a Subaru with this interesting contraption. She spotted the vehicle past Friday on highway 280 around Los Altos and Stanford. I have also seen the car this Sunday on Highway 101.
It has a mount similar to the ones Google Street View cars show, with cameras and GPS at the top. But the tower itself has 3 lidars with slightly different angles above each other.
Any hint what maker it could be are highly appreciated.
This article has also been published in German.
Likely a mapping vehicle