GM Buys Sensor-Tech Startup to Speed Up Self-Driving Development

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General Motors (GM), the biggest automaker in the United States, said on Monday it had bought a startup focusing on sensor technology that helps self-driving cars identify objects, a move aiming at speeding up the development of self-driving cars.

Strobe, a three-year-old startup based in Pasadena, CA, will work with GM’s Cruise Automation unit, and deploy its LiDAR system, a device that sends a laser and measures the distance by receiving the reflected pluses, on GM’s