Our reader Stephen Clonts sent us this picture of a Toyota Highlander with Californian license plate. The vehicle that is equipped with some unusual LiDAR and camera mounts was spotted in front of a Best Western hotel in Ontario, CA. The LiDAR-arrangement could be pointing it to be a mapping vehicle for self-driving cars.
As always we appreciate any tips which company that could be.
This article was also published in German.
Palm trees don’t grow in Ontario…
Tilting the main velodyne back is quite odd. The only cars I have seen do that are mapping cars, but this does not seem to be one. They must have another sensor for direct forward to want to tilt it like that.
I was thinking the same. Also the LiDARs on the side are tilted.