Innoviz Expands Collaboration with a Major Customer, Adding InnovizTwo for New Light Commercial Vehicle
18 May 2023
Innoviz Technologies Ltd. a leading Tier-1 supplier of high-performance automotive grade LiDAR sensors and perception software, today announced that a major existing leading global automotive customer aims to expand its use of the InnovizTwo LiDAR to an existing light commercial vehicle program. With a mid-decade SOP target, the program is on an accelerated track, with an agreed framework, pending finalizing technical requirements and commercial terms. Potential financial contributions from this program are anticipated to begin this year and played an important role in the decision to update previously communicated 2023 commercial and financial targets.
The Company will provide an update on its first quarter earnings call scheduled for today, May 17, 2023.
In addition, this collaboration includes an important integration with a major compute platform that we believe could lead to additional expansion opportunities in the future. Innoviz believes that working with the top autonomy platform partners should enable a faster time to market, accelerate the customer evaluation process, allow more seamless integration with other parts of the software stack, and position Innoviz well in its new customer acquisition efforts.
"Today's news marks a critical milestone in validating our strategy and highlighting the value of our technology," said Omer Keilaf, Innoviz Co-Founder and CEO. "An important part of our long-term business plan has been to show that we can gain a foothold with a large customer and earn the right to become their LiDAR vendor for multiple vehicles in their lineup. This expected expansion of business with one of our largest customers could achieve that, while also offering a meaningful financial contribution for 2023 and beyond."
Keilaf further added, "We are extremely excited by the momentum we have seen in our pipeline year-to-date and are encouraged by a noticeable step-up in customer activity that further reinforces our belief that LiDAR deployments are starting to accelerate."