Elon Musk Is Critic Of Laser Lidar For Autonomous Cars, But Top Tesla Lawyer Joins Luminar

Luminar, a newly public maker of laser lidar sensors that help self-driving cars see their surroundings, has hired Tesla’s acting general counsel Alan Prescott as chief legal officer. It’s a somewhat ironic move since there’s no bigger critic of lidar technology than his former boss, Tesla CEO Elon Musk.