For the most part the leaders in the 3D laser scanning systems that are used for traditional aerial and static workflows are not working on automotive applications. The business models are much different.
One area where the two do intersect is in the development of the high definition, 3D mapping required for highway speed navigation. This presents opportunity for the geospatial mapping firms to engage with the automotive industry and the solid state lidar manufacturers. As the GIS professionals like to say, “It’ all about the data.”
This excellent article in Inside Unmanned Systems provides a detailed discussion of the state of the art and the marketplace.