Cruise, GM’s self-driving arm, has acquired Astyx, a German milliwave radar supplier. According tomedia reports, the deal was completed around April this year, the amount of the acquisition is not clear. In 2016, GM acquired Cruise. Cruise has been developing a self-driving network for the city, which has the world’s largest fleet of all-electric self-driving cars.
Founded in 1997, Astyx is a spin-off of Daimler-Benz, which develops and manufactures high-frequency electronics for customers and partners in the fields of avionics, automotive (OEM and Tier 1 suppliers), autonomous platform development, industrial applications, satellite communications, etc.
In addition to Astyx, GM acquired Strebe, a maker of lidar sensors, in October 2017 to speed up the development of self-driving cars.