The pandemic has created a new set of alt-data devotees — and sparked a gold rush among providers. But some insiders warn it’s a ‘sucker’s game’ to chase trends with new data products.

Alternative-data companies have helped investors and companies wrap their heads around the huge impact of the novel coronavirus.A mix of market uncertainty, the need for timely data, and hopes of getting more granular insights pushed hedge funds to lean on more alternative data sources.Some alternative data providers have created new products, like dashboards, reports, and…

Future cars Volvo will sell cars with built-in LiDAR beginning in 2022

Volvo plans to equip its vehicles with built-in LiDAR beginning in 2022. The automaker is working with Luminar and says its next generation Scalable Product Architecture (SPA2) vehicles will be hardware-ready. The cars won’t be fully self-driving, but it’s a step in that direction.Luminar’s LiDAR will be available as a rooftop add-on. Customers will be…