2019-12-10

LeddarTech and First Sensor Collaborate to Accelerate LiDAR Deployment for ADAS and Driving Applications

LeddarTech announced its partnership with First Sensor, a sensor solution develop, to extend the Leddar Ecosystem. With the support of First Sensor and other industry partners, LeddarTech is developing a LiDAR platform option for OEMs and Tier1s to support the progress for volume deployment for ADAS & autonomous driving applications. LeddarTech and First Sensor will initiate this collaboration with the development of a LiDAR Evaluation Kit, demonstrating a technical concept in a working LiDAR and creating a tool for Tier 1s and system integra...
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2019-12-09

LiDAR and Autonomous Driving Technology

Driven by the prospering development of autonomous driving technology, LiDAR companies across the world continue to expand their business and present new products. Many LiDAR builders reported their updates in both technology and business progresses in 2019. Following these news, LEDinside would like to share with our readers updates of the LiDAR industry in the past year.
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2019-12-06

SiLC and Varroc Lighting Systems to Demonstrate LiDAR Integrated Headlamp at CES 2020

SiLC Technologies, the provider of integrated single-chip FMCW LiDAR solutions, and vehicle lighting supplier Varroc Lighting Systems announced that they will join force to demonstrate a LiDAR integration into a production automotive headlamp at CES 2020. The Varroc Lighting Systems headlamp combines its LED design and four of SiLC's silicon photonics FMCW vision chips providing a full 20 x 80-degree field of view (FOV) per headlamp. (Image: Varroc Lighting System/SiLC) According to SiLC, its compact LiDAR chip architecture c...
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2019-12-02

Hitachi Vantara Integrates AI and LiDAR Technology to Support Airports Optimization

Hitachi Vantara, the Silicon Valley-based digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, announced the application of an artificial intelligence (AI) based solution for airlines and airports to solve the challenges of crowd during the busy holiday season. The company’s technology aims to eliminate travel delays caused by congestion at check-in, security, retail and aircraft boarding areas. Hitachi Vantara has developed solutions that combine computer vision with video analytics using LiDAR and machine learning to help airline and airport staff identify whe...
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2019-11-28

Global LiDAR Companies 2019 Progresses: Global Solid-State LiDAR Manufacturers

In order to push the development of autonomous driving technology, worldwide LiDAR developers continue to release new products and build partnerships with different industry players. Apart from the mechanical LiDAR suppliers and US-based solid-state LiDAR makers, LEDinside also tracks the progresses of solid-state LiDAR makers around the world and the following is their update in the past year. Related reading:  Global LiDAR Companies 2019 Progresses: Solid-State LiDAR Manufacturers in the U.S. Global LiDAR Companies and Their Lates...
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2019-11-20

Global LiDAR Companies 2019 Progresses: Solid-State LiDAR Manufacturers in the U.S.

Many consider solid-state LiDARs the solution to realize autonomous driving technology as they are much cheaper and lighter compared to mechanical LiDARs. In 2019, many solid-state LiDAR providers have reported their technology developments and market expansion. Let’s take a look of the latest updates in solid-state LiDARs. Related reading: Global LiDAR Companies and Their Latest Progresses in 2019: Mechanical LiDAR Suppliers Quanergy Expands Business in Asia and South America Solid-state LiDAR company Quanergy has been proact...
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2019-11-18

Global LiDAR Companies and Their Latest Progresses in 2019: Mechanical LiDAR Suppliers

Driven by the prospering development of autonomous driving technology, LiDAR companies across the world continue to expand their business and present new products. Many LiDAR builders reported their updates in both technology and business progresses in 2019. Following these news, LEDinside would like to share with our readers updates of the LiDAR industry in the past year. (Image: Ouster/NVIDIA) Velodyne Lidar Partners Hyundai Mobis for ADAS and Supports Varied Applications In 2019, the mechanical LiDAR expert has introduced several new ...
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2019-11-14

Different Types of LiDAR Technologies and How They Support Autonomous Driving

Despite that Tesla’s founder Elon Musk said that “Anyone relying on LiDAR is doomed,” the technology using lighting to detect, range, and imaging targeted areas and objects is believed to be critical for autonomous driving technology development. LiDAR uses infrared LED or laser light to deliver light pause and receive the reflected light for measuring distances of objects and constructing the surrounding environment. Advantages of LiDAR include high accuracy, high resolution, and long detecting distance. (Image: Luminar) LiDAR can be d...
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2019-11-12

LiDAR Products by Blickfeld, Cepton, LeddarTech and RoboSense Win CES 2020 Innovation Awards

In the list of CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree, several LiDAR products were named including Cube by Blickfeld, Helius Smart Lidar System by Cepton, Leddar Pixell by LeddarTech and RS-LiDAR-M1 by RoboSense. Blickfeld, LeddarTech and RoboSense were listed in the category of “Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation,” while Cepton was named in two categories, “Smart Cities,” and “Tech for a Better World.” Blickfeld Cube is a solid-state LiDAR targeting the mass market, according to Blickfeld, the Germ...
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2019-11-07

[Exclusive] Excelitas LiDAR Laser is on Track for Industrial and Automotive Industries

Excelitas Technologies Corp., a global technology leader delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, announced that the company is developing LiDAR Lasers for the automotive industry. LEDinside had the honor to have a phone call interview with Dr. Jürgen Schilz, Vice President Detection / Managing Director of Excelitas, to share his perspective towards the LiDAR market and the company’s current progress of LiDAR Laser products as well as the company’s future plans.
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2019-11-05

[Exclusive] Velodyne LiDAR Ushers an Incredible Era for Autonomous Vehicle and Smart City

Velodyne, a leading LiDAR company and 3D sensor solution for autonomous vehicles and industrial robots, is going to showcase the latest product at CES 2020. LEDinside was honored to have a phone call interview with Rick Tewell, COO of Velodyne, to understand how the company’s fully rotation LiDAR system ushers in a new and incredible era of advanced 3D imaging technology in autonomous vehicles. (Rick Tewell, COO of Velodyne) Velodyne was established in San Jose, California in 1983, by founder and CEO David Hall. In 2005, Velodyne released H...
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2019-10-30

Sense Photonics Offers Solid State LiDAR of 3D ToF Camera

Sense Photonics announced that its e Sense Solid-State Flash LiDAR, a 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera, is available for preorders. The product features a wide field-of-view (FOV) and high-resolution data output at a range of up to 40 meters, which is claimed by Sense Photonics to be the longest available in the market for a device of its kind. The Sense units deliver angular resolution of 0.27 degrees both horizontally and vertically, and can be configured to achieve an outdoor range of up to 40 meters. Coupled with a vertical FOV of up to 75 degrees, and high-dyna...
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2019-10-23

Hyundai Mobis Invests US$50M Velodyne Lidar to Build LiDAR Product for Asia Market

Hyundai Mobis announced its partnership with Velodyne Lidar for mass-producing level 3 autonomous driving LiDAR system. Hyundai Mobis will also invest US$50 million in Velodyne to reinforce business cooperation in LiDAR commercialization. (Image: Hyundai Mobis) The two companies will collaborate on new LiDAR system supply by integrating Velodyne’s latest LiDAR sensors with Hyundai Mobis’ cognitive software. Hyundai Mobis’ cognitive software will process the outside vehicle environment data gathered by LiDAR sensors which means tha...
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2019-09-27

Blickfeld Introduces New MEMS-based LiDAR; LeddarTech Partners Acal BFi for Market Expansion in Europe

LiDAR technology builders are proactively increasing their influence in the market by launching more advanced products as well as expanding global business. Germany-based solid-state LiDAR technology provider Blickfeld added a new product to its portfolio while Canadian LiDAR maker, LeddarTech, announced partnership with Acal BFi for extending its business to Europe. Blickfeld is launching a MEMS-based LiDAR sensor for extended detection of objects at a distance of up to 250 meters. In combination with the Blickfeld Cube, Blickfeld now offers a full LiD...
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2019-09-25

Osram Debuts New LiDAR Lasers Allowing Autonomous Vehicles to “See”

LiDAR is considered the critical component for advanced autonomous driving technology. Osram, as a specialist of infrared laser development and production, introduced two new infrared high-power SMT components for LiDAR applications extend options for system developers. The German high-tech company launched the world's first AEC-Q102 qualified four-channel and single-channel pulse laser. The two new products offer a convincing performance of 125 Watt per channel and an efficiency of up to 33 percent. (Image: Osram) The requirements for safety systems in (s...
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2019-09-16

[Exclusive] LITE-ON Technology and II-VI Build Strategic Partnership Agreement for LiDAR

LITE-ON Technology Corporation, a global leader in optoelectronic components and II‐VI Incorporated, a leader in semiconductor lasers, have announced a partnership on the volume manufacturing and commercialization of packaged semiconductor lasers for mass-market light detection and ranging (LiDAR). LEDinside was honored to have an exclusive interview with Sander Su, Associate Vice President, OPS SBG, LITE-ON Technology Corporation, to share the LiDAR market prospective and market strategies. (Sander Su, Associate Vice President, LITE-O...
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2019-09-11

AEye and Hella Partner to Demonstrate ADAS Solution at IAA

Solid state LiDAR-based perception systems developer AEye reported that it has provided its AE110 system as an integrated component in the HELLA demonstration vehicle, which will be presented at IAA, the motor show starting from September 12 in Frankfurt, Germany. HELLA and AEye announced in January that the two companies had entered a joint development and manufacturing agreement to bring ADAS solutions to global automotive OEMs. The physical co-location of AEye’s AE110 solid state LiDAR-based artificial perception system with HELLA&...
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2019-09-11

New LiDAR Products Release: Cepton, LeddarTech and Quanergy

LiDAR sensors developers continue to advance their products to push autonomous vehicle development. Cepton Technologies, LeddarTech and Quanergy recently announced their new LiDAR sensor products and perception software. Cepton Technologies revealed its newest Vista LiDAR sensor, the Vista™-X120, for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous applications. The product offers a 120° horizontal field of view (FOV), 0.15° angular resolution and a maximum detection range of up to 200 meters at 10% reflectivity. Cepton will demonst...
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2019-09-05

Lumotive and Himax Technologies Target Autonomous Vehicles with Liquid Crystal on Silicon Solution for High-Performance LiDAR Systems

Lumotive, the Bill Gates-funded startup developing LiDAR systems for autonomous vehicles, and Himax Display, a subsidiary of Himax Technologies, announced their collaboration on beam steering technology in LiDAR systems that integrates Himax’s Liquid-Crystal-On-Silicon (LCOS) technology with Lumotive’s patented Liquid Crystal Metasurfaces™ (LCMs). With the partnership, the two companies aim to improve the performance, reliability and cost of LiDAR systems for enabling advanced ADAS and automotive vehicle technologies. Lumotive lev...
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2019-09-02

LeddarTech Provides Flodraulic LiDAR Sensors of for Autonomous Applications; Velodyne Lidar Supports Optimus Ride for Self-driving Vehicles

LiDAR companies continuously extend their partnerships with autonomous driving technology developers to speed up self-driving applications. Canadian LeddarTech announced the collaboration with the Flodraulic Group for autonomous applications. Velodyne Lidar, on the other hand, is providing its LiDAR sensors to Optimus Ride’s self-driving vehicles. Flodraulic is a mobile system integrator specialized in creating full machine control and monitoring systems. The company selected LeddarTech's LeddarTM IS16 LiDAR sensors for the feature of distance and a...
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2019-08-27

Sony and Yamaha Jointly Develop Autonomous Entertainment Cart

Sony announced the partnership with Yamaha Motor for a joint development of the SC-1 Sociable Cart, an autonomous vehicle that delivers a new mobility experience. Sony and Yamaha Motor plan to launch services using this model in Japan in fiscal 2019. The vehicle was developed solely for the purpose of providing a new mobility experience, and it will not be made available for sale. The SC-1 is designed to transform what was a mere means of mobility into an all-new opportunity for entertainment. Sony and Yamaha Motor will deploy it to provide fun new diversions at venues s...
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2019-08-19

LiDAR Patent Lawsuit: Velodyne Files Complaint against Hesai and RoboSense in the U.S.

Velodyne Lidar announced that it has filed a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against Hesai Photonics Technology and Suteng Innovation Technology, which is also known as RoboSense. (Image: Velodyne Lidar) Velodyne Lidar accused the Hesai and RoboSense of violating of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 which makes unfair methods of competition and importation of certain products into the United States unlawful. Earlier this week, Velodyne also filed patent infringement complaints against Hesai and RoboS...
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2019-08-16

Cepton’s LiDAR Solutions for Physical Security, Smart Cities and IoT Industries

3D LiDAR provider Cepton Technologies announced a partnership with ThinkReps, a physical security manufacturers' representative. As part of this strategic collaboration, Cepton’s sales and marketing efforts will be supported by ThinkReps’ area team to drive sales of Cepton’s Smart Lidar solutions for the physical security, smart cities and IoT industries. Through the partnership, ThinkReps’ security partners will have the opportunity to integrate Cepton’s LiDAR technology into a wide variety of security solutions. (Image: Cept...
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2019-08-13

Velodyne Lidar Launches New LiDAR Sensor for Industrial Vehicles and Robotics

Velodyne Lidar introduced a new LiDAR sensor, the Puck 32MR™, to address key markets in the autonomous industry. This product offers a cost-effective perception solution for low speed autonomous markets including industrial vehicles, robotics, shuttles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Puck 32MR bolsters Velodyne’s robust portfolio of patented sensor technology, delivering rich perception data for mid-range applications. (Image: Velodyne Lidar) In addition to featuring Velodyne’s patented surround-view perception capability, the Puck 32M...
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2019-08-12

[Exclusive] Laser Components 2.5 ns QuickSwitch PLD Provides High Resolution Solutions for LiDAR Market

Laser Components, a company providing optoelectronics components and laser diode for next generation LiDAR, announced cutting-edge advancements and achievements that are moving the sensors industry forward. LEDinside was honored to have an exclusive interview with Winfried Reeb, Head of Business Unit Active Components, to share the advanced technology of QuickSwitch Pulsed Laser Diode (PLD) ushers in a new era of 3D imaging market to meet high resolutions requirements for automotive and industrial applications. Laser Components was founded 1982 in Germany as a ...
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2019-08-08

LiDAR Companies Continues World Expansion: Ibeo to the U.S. and Ouster to Europe and Asia-Pacific Regions

Following the global autonomous driving technology development, LiDAR companies worldwide are speeding up their business expansion in different part of the world. Germany-based LiDAR sensor maker Ibeo announced the establishment of its U.S. subsidiary and Ouster reported its expansion into Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. In June 2019, Ibeo Automotive Systems has established a wholly owned subsidiary in Detroit, USA. This step allows Ibeo to cater to the growing demand for LiDAR technology in the U.S. and expand its business segment into one of the most i...
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2019-08-06

LiDAR News: RoboSense Partners ControlWorks to Enter the Korean Market; Seoul Robotic Releases 3D Perception Platform for LiDAR Sensors

Last week has been busy for LiDAR related technology builders all over the world. Seoul Robotics, a South Korea-based perception software developer for autonomous system, introduced a new 3D perception platform compatible for 3D LiDAR sensors. Meanwhile, China-based RoboSense announced partnership with automotive electronics system provider ControlWorks for Koreans OEMs. Seoul Robotics revealed SENSR, which is the industrial-grade software solution that provides scalable 3D perception and can integrate multiple different LiDAR sensors. According to th...
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2019-07-31

LeddarTech Defends Its LiDAR Patent in Canada

LiDAR developer LeddarTech announces that its patent infringement case against Phantom Intelligence was settled favorably in the Federal Court of Canada. In December 2015 LeddarTech challenged Phantom Intelligence for the illegal use of its patented LiDAR sensing technology protected by Canadian Patent No. 2,710,212, entitled “Detection and Ranging Methods and Systems” and relating to systems and methods for acquiring an optical signal and converting it into a digital trace. The patent is a core driver of LeddarTech’s long-established intel...
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2019-07-26

Autonomous Food Delivery Startup Postmates to Use LiDAR Sensors from Ouster

LiDAR sensor provider Ouster announced its partnership with food delivery firm Postmates. The LiDAR company will provider its Ouster OS1 LiDAR sensor for use in Postmates’ latest autonomous delivery rover, Serve. The Ouster OS1 LiDAR is a 64-channel sensor based on complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology, enabling Serve to seamlessly and safely navigate sidewalks, detect pedestrians, and interact with the community. Combining Postmates’ patented Socially-Aware-Navigation system with Ouster’s multi-beam flash lidar ...
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2019-07-24

Velodyne Lidar Acquires Software Company Mapper.ai for ADAS Launch

Velodyne Lidar announced the acquisition of Mapper.ai, a mapping and localization software developer. Velodyne Lidar aims to leverage Mapper technology to accelerate development of Vella™, the software that establishes its directional view Velarray™ lidar sensor. The Velarray is the first solid-state LiDAR sensor that is embeddable and fits behind a windshield, as an integral component for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Mapper’s entire leadership and engineering teams will join Velodyne, bolstering the company’s growing software deve...
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