Oshkosh, US invests in LiDAR Technology Baraja, Australia

Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), a innovator of purpose-built vehicles and equipment, is pleased to announce that it has invested in Baraja Pty, an Australia-based startup that develops differentiated LiDAR solutions. The Oshkosh investment in Baraja supports the company’s dedication to innovating solutions that enhance and differentiate its product portfolio in the areas of active safety and autonomy.

“We are making key strategic investments to be first to market with new features and functions that make Oshkosh products safer and more productive,” said John Pfeifer, president and chief executive officer of Oshkosh. “By partnering with Baraja, we are active participants in the development process to enable best-in-class perception sensor solutions.”

Baraja is developing high-performance LiDAR technology that is more capable and reliable than legacy LiDAR systems, for use in harsh environments. One of Baraja’s unique enablers is the use of prism-like optics instead of mechanical steering to scan the environment in a solid-state fashion, resulting in a high-quality pointcloud for use in self-driving vehicles and equipment.

“Our Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR technologies are built to provide long-term reliability, resolution and range to facilitate Level 4 autonomous driving,” said Federico Collarte, CEO, Baraja Pty. “These pioneering sensors completely rethink environment scanning to better detect objects at range.”

Oshkosh is an industrial technology company dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives. The company’s investment is part of a broader capital raise by Baraja to develop advanced LiDAR technology.