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September 27, 2017

Via: Wired

RENTING OUT A 100,000-square-foot San Francisco cruise ship terminal feels ostentatious, even for a Silicon Valley coming out party. But Luminar, a small company dedicated to a far corner of the nascent autonomous vehicle industry, and its 22-year-old founder, Austin Russell, happily shelled out the $20,000 day-rate to rent Pier 35. Not for a fun or lavish celebration—in fact, there are only about six of us gathered in the cavernous building—but because it’s one of the few places in the city big enough to demonstrate the power of the lidar system Russell has spent the last five years creating.

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