Not at all the same thing. Subaru has an entirely different system with an entirely different purpose: assistance instead of full control, meaning it can do with a cheap sub-$1000 intelligent camera.
The kind of LIDAR that Google needed -the one on their Lexuses and Priuses - was the $75k Velodyne. They're now working with a sub-10k model, I think. While I don't think it is a hurdle to the development of self-driving cars, it is definitely necessary to develop better and cheaper models. There's a reason they haven't announced the specs of the budget lasers yet because that's when people will likely become sceptical. You really do need a high level of precision, quality assurance and speed for full control, none of which is cheap at the moment but inevitably will be.