Luminar Technology is an American technology company that develops vision-based lidar and machine perception technologies, primarily for self-driving cars. Their technology enables both detection and classification of objects out to 250 meters, from vehicles to lanes. They even understand what ''dark'' objects are at night, like a black car or a tire on the road that has minimal reflectivity. The company is based in Florida, where it was created in 2012. Luminar Technology has four CI engineers in Germany, four in the US, and one hundred developers supported by the team — and growing.
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Mergify's impact on Luminar's workflow has been huge:
Luminar's engineering team now uses the merge queue to automate the pull request update process, avoiding developers from clicking buttons manually;
Mergify worked from day one, so they immediately reaped the time-saving benefits from Mergify;
Over the time, they increased their automation to save even more time and securing even more their merge flow.
Mergify increased the developer efficiency, which is one of the main reasons they chose it. Using Velocity, a platform that analyses your work on GitHub and can show you development metrics, Luminar was able to compute their improvement in time to merge: they came down from one week time to merge down to less than 24 hours.
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The initial start was quick and easy using Mergify documentation, which showed examples to help them understand the possibilities of the software. Mergify works on the first day. You have the benefits immediately, and it took only two weeks for the team to set it up completely.
Luminar wouldn't be able to get these gains without automation and without Mergify. It's now a significant foundation element.
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