2018-12-07

Progress Updates about LiDAR Industry Players in 2018

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) has been one of the technology focuses in the past two years as it is a key technology for automotive vehicles and many other applications. According to “2018 Infrared Sensing Application Market Report” by LEDinside, the market value of LiDAR laser is expected to reach US$ 154 million in 2020. Worldwide LiDAR sensor producers and semiconductor firms have been pushing LiDAR development and extending applications through collaboration with other technology partners. Apart from self-driving technology, LiDAR ...
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2018-12-05

Apple’s Patent Introduces Technology to Improve LiDAR Sensors

Apple has applied a patent related to optoelectronics devices for improving LiDAR sensors and applications, reported Patently Apple. The report said that Apple noted the demands for applications using 3D sensing and imaging systems and proposed enhanced technologies to integrate LiDAR and VCSEL for advanced 3D image technology. The new patent introduce a method to combine different types of light source and laser array such as diffractive optical elements or VCSEL to develop improved 3D image devices for various applications. (Image: Apple) Patently Ap...
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2018-11-28

Luminar and Volvo Demonstrate Advanced LiDAR Perception Technology

LiDAR startup Luminar and Volvo Cars revealed their development in LiDAR perception for safe autonomous driving technology. Volvo has announced to invest in Luminar in June and became the first of its partners to develop advanced perception capabilities for vehicles. Volvo Cars has introduced its vision for full autonomy with its 360c concept and worked closely with Luminar. At the AutoMobility show in Los Angeles, the two companies jointly demonstrated long-range perception capabilities on a live drive along Los Angeles highways and streets to show Volvo Cars lo...
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2018-11-23

Quanergy Partners with LiDAR USA on Mapping Solutions

Quanergy, a U.S.-based LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions provider, announced a partnership with LiDAR USA. Quanergy will provide its M8 LiDAR sensors to LiDAR USA for their UAV and mobile mapping systems. Quanergy and LiDAR USA see the integration of Quanergy’s M8 Ultra sensors in LiDAR USA’s UAV and mobile mapping systems as a definitive step toward making LiDAR-based mapping solutions more accessible and effective. “Using LiDAR to enable three-dimensional mapping has always been a core focus for Qu...
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2018-11-21

TowerJazz Supplies Chips to LeddarTech for Automotive LiDAR Applications

TowerJazz, an Israel-based chip producer, announced that its 0.18um CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) SPAD (single-photon avalanche diode) process has been selected by LeddarTech, a Canadian automotive LiDAR developer, for its automotive LiDAR solutions. TowerJazz’s CIS SPAD platform combines CMOS, image sensors and SPAD on the same chip, offering an integrated solution with figures of merit. Through the partnership with TowerJazz, LeddarTech expects to expand the market of its LiDAR platform. LeddarTech’s LiDAR solutions enable...
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2018-11-20

LiDAR Startup AEye Raises US$ 40 Million in Funding for Global Expansion

AEye, a U.S.-based LiDAR startup, has raised a Series B funding of US$ 40 million from Taiwania Capital and existing investors including Kleiner Perkins, Intel Capital, Airbus Ventures and Tychee Partners. With its Series B round, the company has received a total funding of over US$61 million. The funds will be used to scale AEye’s operations to meet global demand for the company’s artificial perception systems for autonomous vehicles. AEye is uniquely structured to effectively scale through partnerships with contract manufacturers and Tier 1s ...
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2018-11-14

Innoviz and Robosense Receive CES 2019 Award for Their LiDAR Technology

Serving as a key technology in the development of autonomous vehicle, LiDAR has gained increasing attentions from the industry with more and more companies continually advancing their LiDAR technology development. Two LiDAR companies, Innoviz and Robosense, announced that their cutting-edge LiDAR solutions have been honored with CES 2019 Innovation Awards. Chinese LiDAR company RoboSense said that its RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR System was named as a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree which was released during CES Unveiled N...
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2018-11-13

Osram Develops New LiDAR Sensor for Self-driving Cars

As Osram continues to accelerate its development in high technology, the company has released its latest addition to its laser portfolio for LiDAR applications of autonomous vehicles. LiDAR systems are an integral part of driving assistance systems, such as lane assist and emergency braking systems in autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles. The propagation time of very short light pulses is used to determine the distance between the vehicle and objects in its vicinity. When a laser pulse hits a person or an object it is reflected and captured by a detector. From the time betw...
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2018-11-09

Velodyne to Address How LiDAR Technology Enhances Safety for Autonomous Vehicles at IDTechEx

Velodyne LiDAR has announced that the company is going to present the future trend and development of LiDAR technology at IDTechEx Show. The discussions will focus on how LiDAR will enable advanced vehicle safety and performance for autonomous vehicles. (Image: Velodyne LiDAR) Velodyne LiDAR’s CTO, Anand Gopalan, and Director of Mechanical Engineering, Stephen Nestinger, will share their insights at the conference sessions discussing how LiDAR sensor involved in the performance and reliability required for autonomous vehicles to operate...
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2018-11-08

LiDAR Startups Update: Luminar Hires Ex-Uber Executive and Aeva Introduces 4D LiDAR Technology

With the drives from autonomous car development, LiDAR technology has been under the spotlight. Startups which focus on the technology have also gained attentions from the related industry and continued to unveil their development and updates about the technology. Luminar, a LiDAR startup that aim to increase the accessibility of the technology, has recruited Brent Schwarz, a veteran in the LiDAR sensor industry who has experiences at Velodyne and established his own company, Tyto LiDAR. As his LiDAR startup was acquired by Otto, which was then bought by Uber...
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2018-11-07

Autonomous Shuttle Bus with Pioneer’s 3D LiDAR Sensor Tested in Singapore

Pioneer and MooVita, an A*STAR spinoff company focusing on autonomous vehicle, are going to initiate a trial run of an autonomous shuttle bus equipped with Pioneer’s 3D-LiDAR sensor within the campus of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The two companies expect to commercialize the service of the level four autonomous driving with the testing.
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2018-11-05

Sensible 4 and MUJI Partner to Develop Autonomous Shuttle Bus for All Weather Conditions

Finnish autonomous vehicle developer Sensible 4 announced its partnership with Japanese retail brand MUJI to develop an autonomous shuttle bus which is able to work under any weather condition. Sensible 4 will provide its expertise in autonomous driving technology for functions of the bus such as positioning, navigation and obstacle detection, while MUJI will be in charge of user experience and the look of the vehicle. (Image: Sensible 4) The autonomous shuttle bus, named Gacha, will be showcased in Helsinki in March 2019 and start operating in three Finnish cities t...
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2018-10-31

LiDAR Companies Receive Funding to Advance Technology Development and Accelerate Mass Production

LiDAR technology developers Quanergy and Innovusion have respectively received funding for their technology development and products production.
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2018-10-24

Xenomatix to Showcase Its Solid-state LiDAR Solution at Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo

Belgium LiDAR company XenomatiX has announced that it is presenting its next generation solid-state LiDAR solutions at Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo from October 23rd to 25th in Novi, Michigan.
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2018-10-15

COM-IoT Technologies to Introduce Security Solution Using Quanergy’s LiDAR Sensors at GITEX 2018

COM-IoT Technologies, the Dubai-based security and smart city solutions provider has announced that it will showcase its intelligent security solution utilizing LiDAR technology provided by Quanery at Dubai’s GITEX conference.
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2018-10-12

Mitsubishi Electric Tests Wind LiDAR and Water Vapor DIAL for Torrential Rain Forecasting

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has reported its testing of a new system equipped with wind LIDAR (light detection and ranging) and water vapor DIAL (differential absorption LIDAR). The testing is aimed at developing measuring methods to forecast torrential rain.
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2018-10-05

Velodyne LiDAR Illustrates How Road Safety Can be Improved with Autonomous Cars

Velodyne LiDAR, the world leader in 3D real-time perception systems for autonomous vehicles, has been working on promoting the safety of autonomous cars. The company will hold the World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology to address safety issues and public concern regarding autonomous vehicles in Santa Clara, California, on October 18th. In addition, it has partnered with non-profit organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to create an educational website providing information about how autonomous vehicles can help to prevent roadway collisions.
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2018-09-26

VRCO Selects Quanergy as Its Exclusive LiDAR Partner

Quanergy Systems, a US-based smart sensing solution provider, has announced its partnership with VRCO, a UK-based startup who develops luxury high-end e-VTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) crafts. They have reported that VRCO will exclusively use Quanergy’s S3 solid state LiDAR sensors in the testing and market release versions of its latest aircraft, the NeoXcraft XP2.
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2018-07-20

Current LiDAR Applications Trends in the Automotive Market

LiDAR sensor (LiDAR – Light Detection And Ranging) detects surrounding objects and captures their distance to the sensor by emitting a very short light pulse and measuring the time that the light travels from the sensor to the object and back. LiDAR is a key technology for several applications including autonomous vehicles, intelligent transportation system, drone, measurement, sweeping robot and others. According to the 2018 Infrared Sensing Application Market Report by LEDinside, LiDAR laser market value is expected to reach USD 154 million in 2020.
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2018-07-13

Airport Security Upgrades with LiDAR-based Analytics

iinside, a U.S. based software developer providing human flow intelligence for airport management, announced its partnership with Quanergy Systems, Inc., a LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions supplier, for offering airports advanced approach to monitor, analyses, predict and optimize passenger flows.
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2018-07-05

Volvo Cars Invests in LiDAR Maker Luminar

LiDAR plays a key role in applications of intelligent transportation such as automatic vehicles. With the understanding, Volvo Cars announced its investment in Luminar, a U.S. based start-up developing advanced LiDAR sensor for self-driving cars.
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2018-04-28

BMW Selects LiDAR Sensors from Magna and Innoviz Technologies for 2021 Autonomous Vehicles Series Production

On the road to developing autonomous technologies, perhaps nothing is more important than the vehicle being able to see the world around it. To help meet this challenge, Magna and Innoviz Technologies will supply the BMW Group with solid-state LiDAR for upcoming autonomous vehicle production platforms.
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2018-04-03

Cepton Announces Next-generation LiDAR Solution for Autonomous Vehicles

Cepton Technologies, Inc., a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial and mapping applications, unveiled its Vista LiDAR sensor at the annual NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, with immediate availability for the autonomous vehicle market.
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2018-01-19

NEPCON JAPAN 2018: Upscaling for More Advanced Components and Applications

Over years, NEPCON JAPAN has been gaining popularity under the organization of Reed Exhibitions Japan. There are 2,480 exhibitors from 34 countries at 2018’s show, with a 10% increase compared with the number in 2017, according to Yuhi Maezono, Show Director of Reed Exhibitions Japan. “The show will keep upscaling for 2019,” said Maezono.
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2018-01-10

CES News: Innoviz Launching Autonomous Driving LiDAR InnovizPro

Innoviz Technologies announced the commercial launch of InnovizPro, a stand-alone, solid-state, MEMS-based scanning LiDAR solution offering the most accurate and reliable performance of any LiDAR sensor available on the market.
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2017-12-26

Multiple Applications Will Broaden Business Opportunities For the Infrared Industry, Expects LEDinside

According to 2018 Infrared Sensing Application Market Report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, multiple applications will broaden business opportunities for the infrared industry. LEDinside targets on the ten major application markets, such as surveillance security, mobile biometric system (iris / facial / fingerprint), digital healthcare (pulse oximetry), gaming notebook, touch panel, NIR spectroscopy, AR / VR/ eye tracking, car sensor, LiDAR and drones, proximity sensor, etc., to analyze the market scale, opportunities and challenges, product specification and supply chain, and provides wide scope and comprehensive outlook of the infrared application market.
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2017-12-20

Innovusion Launches a New Category of Image Grade LiDAR

Innovusion, a privately held company based in Silicon Valley, emerged today out of stealth mode and is introducing its ground-breaking LiDAR technology with industry leading features and functionality.
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2017-12-12

Ouster Announces Launch of OS1 LIDAR, Completes $27M Series A Financing Round

Ouster, a San Francisco-based developer of high-performance LIDAR technology emerged from stealth, announces the launch of the company's new OS1 model LIDAR, and $27 million in Series A funding, led by Cox Enterprises.
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2017-11-02

Velodyne LiDAR and BoE Systems Partner for Integrated UAV-Borne LiDAR in Geospatial Data Collection

Velodyne LiDAR announced that it has partnered with BoE Systems to integrate its VLP-16 Puck and Puck LITE 3D LiDAR sensors into BoESystems’ UAV fleet for geospatial data collection and analysis.
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2017-10-28

Velodyne LiDAR Join Hands with YellowScan to Create Integrated LiDAR for UAVs

Velodyne LiDAR Inc. announced that it is partnering with YellowScan to integrate its VLP-16 Puck and VLP-16 Puck LITE LiDAR sensors into YellowScan’s Surveyor for a turn-key and reliable LiDAR system for demanding UAV applications.
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