Aurora Test Vehicle With Strange Contraption On The Roof

This autonomous test vehicle from Aurora was spotted on Lytton Avenue in Palo Alto on January 13th, 2020 around 3pm. Does anyone have an idea what that strange contraption on the roof at the front LiDAR is and for what it serves?

This article was also published in German.


  1. They recently bought blackmore lidar. Maybe it’s their lidar technology that is different than your standard lidar you typically see. Something to do with Doppler. But I don’t work for them and I could be wrong. The device your talking about is also on their cars in Pittsburgh.


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