Chinese self-driving startup Deeproute has launched its next-generation sensing platform, boasting a per unit cost of just $10,000 – well below the market average – and targeting mass production with automakers as early as 2024. The hardware suite includes five lidar sensors and eight cameras to allow the vehicle to have a 360-degree field of vision, according to an announcement released Wednesday. By comparison, a Waymo testing vehicle reportedly costs at least $130,000 in sensors and computers, according to the company’s former CEO John Krafcik. [Deeproute release, in Chinese]