Association welcomes cutting-edge autonomous vehicle technology company, bolstering group’s role as the single, authoritative voice for a rapidly evolving industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators), the singular, authoritative, and respected voice of the automotive industry has announced a new member:  Luminar Technologies, inc. (LAZR) the global leader in automotive LIDAR hardware and software technology. The technology firm shares Auto Innovators’ focus on transforming mobility, and their addition directly supports the association’s work to create the right policy environment for smarter, safer, and cleaner mobility.

“Luminar’s industry leading technology will help unlock the next generation of vehicle safety, and strengthen the industry’s status as a transportation innovation leader,” said John Bozzella, Auto Innovators president and CEO. “We are pleased to welcome the company to Auto Innovators and provide a platform for their voice to join the broad range of members aggressively working on cutting-edge advancements.”

“Auto Innovators’ role as an industry convener is more important than ever as we collectively work to transform mobility by making autonomy safe and ubiquitous,” said Tony Cooke, vice president for Policy and Regulation, Luminar.

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation was founded in 2020 when the Association of Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers joined to form a new group focused on promoting a smarter, safer, and cleaner automotive industry.

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About Luminar

Luminar is an autonomous vehicle sensor and software company with the vision to make autonomy safe and ubiquitous by delivering the only lidar and associated software that meets the industry’s stringent performance, safety, and economic requirements. Luminar has rapidly gained over 50 industry partners, including 8 of the top 10 global automakers. Last year, Luminar signed the industry’s first production deal for autonomous consumer vehicles with Volvo Cars, while also recently striking deals with Daimler Truck AG and Intel’s Mobileye. Luminar has also received minority investments from the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, Daimler Truck AG, and Volvo Cars, a global leader in automotive safety, to accelerate the introduction of autonomous trucks and cars at highway speed. Founded in 2012, Luminar is a nearly 400-person team with offices in Palo Alto, Orlando, Colorado Springs, Detroit, and Munich. For more information please visit www.luminartech.com.

About the Alliance for Automotive Innovation

Formed in 2020, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation is the singular, authoritative, and respected voice of the automotive industry. Focused on creating a safe and transformative path for sustainable industry growth, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation represents the manufacturers producing nearly 99 percent of cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. The organization is involved in regulatory and policy matters impacting the light-duty vehicle market across the country. Members include U.S. operations of international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, technology, and other automotive-related companies and trade associations. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation is headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in Detroit, MI, and Sacramento, CA. For more information, visit our website www.autosinnovate.org.