According to this post on Driverless Car HQ, “German supplier Ibeo will supply lidar systems for an undisclosed automaker in 2014 for about $250 per vehicle, said sales director Mario Brumm.” Check out there website – they are real.
That is exactly what we have been predicting could happen if the consumer market for LiDAR takes off. There is more work to be done, but once people start thinking and talking like this in the high tech world the momentum can start to build. It reminds me of the early days of GPS. Hang on, this could get very interesting.