About Ouster

About Ouster

High-resolution lidar sensors for long, mid, and short range applications

We transformed lidar from an analog device with thousands of components to an elegant digital device powered by one chip-scale laser array and one CMOS sensor. The result is a full range of high-resolution lidar sensors that deliver superior imaging at a dramatically lower price.
Building the eyes of the automation revolution
The automation revolution is underway, and lidar is one of the key enabling technologies that helps machines see and understand our world. Safety in these automated machines is paramount, which is why Ouster’s digital lidar sensors are designed for the highest resolution and reliability available.
Digital lidar is the future of lidar
Ouster’s patented digital lidar architecture delivers an unmatched combination of performance, reliability, and cost. We transformed lidar from an analog device with thousands of components to an elegant digital device powered by one chip-scale laser array and one CMOS sensor. The result is a full range of high-resolution lidar sensors that deliver superior imaging at a dramatically lower price.

Our investors

Ouster has raised over $140 million in capital, and is backed by financial and strategic investors with deep relationships in the automotive sector.

Ouster in the news

A rising star in the LiDAR landscape – An interview with Ouster

i-Micronews, 24 September 2020

With New Investment, Ouster Takes Aim At Lidar Rivals Luminar, Velodyne

Forbes, 8 September 2020

Lidar sensor manufacturer Ouster raises $42 million

VentureBeat, 8 September 2020

Lidar is becoming a real business

Ars Technica, 8 September 2020

Ouster And Xilinx Partner To Bring Cost-Effective LiDAR To Autonomous Vehicles

Forbes, 24 August 2020

Army Robot Detects and Shares Environmental Changes, Potential Danger, with Human Teammate in Real Time

Photonics, August 2020

Ouster Takes on Waymo with Lidar Diversity

EE Times, 14 July 2020

How lidar makers are coping with slow progress of self-driving tech

Ars Technica, 11 February 2020

Lidar laser-sensing technology: from self-driving cars to dance contests

Reuters, 7 January 2020

Even BMW’s ‘Vantablack’ X6 gets caught by LiDAR

Engadget, 12 September 2019

Elon Musk: “Anyone relying on lidar is doomed.” Experts: Maybe not

Ars Technica, 6 August 2019

Postmates’ self-driving delivery rover will see with Ouster’s lidar

TechCrunch, 24 July 2019

New Laser Eyes For Postmates Delivery Robot, Courtesy Of Ouster

Forbes, 24 July 2019

Lidar startup Ouster raises $60 million in production run-up

TechCrunch, 25 March 2019

Why millions of lasers on a chip could be the future of lidar

Ars Technica, 8 November 2018

Ouster’s lidar is a “camera”—which means great things for deep learning and autonomy

SPAR3D, 5 September 2018

Ousters

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  1. A team of software, hardware, business, and manufacturing experts building the next generation of high-resolution lidar sensors
  2. A technologically-advanced tribe from the Dan Simmons Hyperion series dedicated to using technology to live in harmony

Transforming industries with high-resolution lidar

Trucking

Robust sensors with long range and industry-leading resistance to shock, vibration, and ingress to survive the rigors of highway-speed autonomy.

Autonomous vehicles

128 channels of resolution for ultra-wide view, mid-range, and long-range sensors to cover a vehicle’s full field of view in 360 degrees.

Drones

Increases fly time and improve data quality with high-precision, lightweight, and high-resolution lidar sensors.

Robotics

Ensure your robots are effective and reliable with 90º ultra-wide view sensors - rated IP69K and robust to shock and vibration so your robot won't go down on the job.

Security

Upgrade to state-of-the-art perimeter detection and crowd monitoring with Ouster’s lidar security solution: high-resolution lidar sensors paired with field-proven detection and tracking software.

Our leadership

Co-Founder/CEO

Angus Pacala

Co-Founder/CTO

Mark Frichtl

CFO

Anna Brunelle

VP Operations

Darien Spencer

VP Business

Raffi Mardirosian

General Counsel

Myra Pasek

Join the team

You can help us make safe autonomy a reality. If you’re motivated by solving big problems, we’re hiring key roles on our engineering, software, operations, and business teams.

Press releases

Ouster Lidar Raises $42 Million Series B Funding to Accelerate Digital Lidar Adoption

With Q3 bookings up 209% YoY, revenue up 62% in the past 12 months, and $140 million raised to date, Ouster is disrupting analog lidar incumbents with its digital lidar technology.

Ouster Honored As One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2020

High employee engagement and authentic culture set Ouster apart from over 3000 other applicants.

Ouster Releases New Ultra-Wide View OS0 Lidar Sensor and Full Lineup of 128-Channel Resolution Lidar Sensors

Introducing two new high-resolution digital lidar sensors, the ultra-wide field of view OS0-128 and the long-range OS2-128.

Ouster Lidar Powers Next Generation Security and Safety Solutions

Ouster integrates with leading security perception platforms to enable real-time 3D perception, with night vision and 360-degree coverage

Ouster Introduces Low-Cost, High-Resolution 32-Channel Lidar Sensor

OS1-32 boasts improved resolution; affordable $8,000 price; new modular cap design

Ouster Lidar Enables Ike’s Mission of Safe Automated Trucking

Ouster OS1 lidar sensor an integral component of Ike commercial trucking platform

Ouster Lidar Enabling Commercial Launch of Autonomous Vehicle Technologies in 2022

Ouster lidar coupled with NVIDIA DRIVE enables highly accurate 3D perception for autonomous driving applications

Ouster Lidar Announces Global Expansion to European and Asia-Pacific Regions

New offices in France, Hong Kong, and mainland China will support growing customer base in key markets

Postmates Selects Ouster Lidar for Autonomous Delivery Rover

Enabling the Serve Rover’s Socially-Aware-Navigation with best-in-class sensing