2024-04-10

Inertial Labs Announces Groundbreaking Collaboration with Sony’s Airpeak

Image via Inertial Labs In a significant leap forward in drone technology, Inertial Labs announced a landmark collaboration with Sony to develop a state-of-the-art LiDAR system specifically for Sony’s Airpeak drone. This innovative venture is set to revolutionize drone capabilities in various applications, including surveying, mapping, and cinematic videography. The new LiDAR system, harnessing the expertise of Inertial Labs in sensor technology, promises to deliver unprecedented accuracy and detail in aerial mapping and 3D modeling. Coupled with Sony&rsq...
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2024-03-27

Stellantis Invests in SteerLight: Advancing Automotive Capabilities through Innovative LiDAR Technology

Stellantis has announced its investment in SteerLight, an innovative French LiDAR start-up, indicating a strategic shift towards enhancing automotive capabilities through advanced technology. This partnership aims to deliver superior performance at a feasible cost for large-scale production. However, despite the promising prospects of this venture, certain questions persist within the industry. On Wednesday, March 20, Stellantis disclosed its endorsement of LiDAR technology through the Stellantis Ventures investment fund. Notably, the chosen beneficiary of this automo...
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2024-03-19

Seyond to Expand LiDAR Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles with NVIDIA DriveWorks and Omniverse Integration

Collaboration with NVIDIA looks to enable more functional, streamlined design for automotive LiDAR integration SUNNYVALE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 18, 2024 / Seyond, a leading global provider of high-performance LiDAR solutions for autonomous vehicles and smart transportation, today announced its collaboration with NVIDIA to integrate Seyond's cutting-edge LiDAR solutions within the NVIDIA DriveWorks and NVIDIA Omniverse platforms. By combining Seyond's industry-leading LiDAR technology and expertise with NV...
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2024-03-18

Apple's Restore Fund cultivates new roots in the Atlantic Forest

Restore Fund projects in South America are reforesting the land, one seeding at a time. In South America’s Atlantic Forest, many suggest that life depends on a mother: the superior matriarch who provides for all. This is true for its plants and animals, and even the trees that tower above, reaching skyward to the sun while providing shade for the life that resides in their underbrush. It is estimated there are 5,000 tree species in existence in the Atlantic Forest today. Of those species, two-thirds are threatened with extinction after centuries of exploitative, extra...
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2024-03-13

South Korea’s Joowon Industrial Selects Aeva 4D LiDAR for Automated Power Line Inspection Program

A vehicle equipped with Joowon TADS and Aeva 4D LiDAR for power line inspection Aeva’s High-Resolution FMCW LiDAR Technology Selected for Ability to Detect Overhead Power Lines MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and SEONGNAM CITY, South Korea, March 12, 2024 – Aeva® (NYSE: AEVA), a leader in next-generation sensing and perception systems, and Joowon Industrial, a South Korean global distributor and supplier of world-class testing equipment, today announced that Joowon has selected Aeva’s Aeries II 4D...
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2024-03-07

Li Auto Selects Hesai as LiDAR Supplier for its Flagship MPV Li MEGA

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 6, 2024 – Li Auto Inc. (Nasdaq: LI), a leader in China’s electric vehicle market, recently launched Li MEGA, its first high-voltage battery electric vehicle. The company’s high-tech flagship multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) is equipped with Hesai Technology’s (Nasdaq: HSAI) ultra-high-definition long-range LiDAR AT128, which allows for a full suite of intelligent driving capabilities. Li Auto’s L8 and L7 Pro models will also feature Hesai LiDAR as a standard configuration with an urban Navi...
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2024-02-06

Case IH brings LiDAR technology to hay producers

PHOTO: CASE IH Case IH introduced baler automation at the 2024 NCBA Cattle Con in Orlando, Florida. The technology allows for hands-free operation and consistent large square bales regardless of operator experience level. A dealer-installed automation kit connects seamlessly with Class 3 ISOBUS Puma, Optum, and Magnum tractors. It is compatible with HD models from model years 2020-2024, and XL models from model years 2022-2024. “Productivity is the name of the game when it comes to the tight operating windows hay producers face,” ...
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2023-12-28

TrendForce 2024 Infrared Sensing Application Market and Branding Strategies- Envision the Future

TrendForce 2024 Infrared Sensing Application Market and Branding Strategies focuses on four fast-growing application segments, namely the 1) Consumer Electronics, 2) Smart Cabin / ADAS (DMS / OMS), 3) Autonomous Driving, and 4) Industrial / Logistics / Home Appliance Automation. Additionally, TrendForce will explore business opportunities and analyze technical specifications associated with SWIR light sources (LED / VCSEL / EEL) and SWIR CMOS image sensors / photodetectors as their technologies become increasingly mature. According...
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2023-11-28

Apple iPhone 16 Concept Includes LiDAR Scanner for Vision Pro AR Compatibility

It will be nearly a year until we see the iPhone 16, but both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are reported to see some big changes. Firstly, the iPhone 16 Pro allegedly measures 6.3 inches and the iPhone 16 Pro Max 6.9 inches. Jia, also known as Upinthezone, provides us with their iPhone 16 concept, which incorporates Spatial Video, a LiDAR Scanner, and the Action Button. Other expected features are the A17 Bionic chip, 8GB of RAM in the base model, a Qualcomm Snapdragon X75 modem in the iPhone 16 Pro, and WiFi 7 connectivity. Use...
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2023-09-14

To simplify the design process Morpholio has updated its Trace app to pair with RoomPlan, Apple’s LiDAR scanner

Updates to Morpholio’s Trace allow designers to start off a new project with a RoomPlan scan and then sketch ideas directly on the digital model. (Melissa Velarde) Gone are the days when architects needed to rely on tape measures, or even laser scanning devices, to take measurements of a space and create a digital 3D model. A leapfrog came in June 2022 when Apple unveiled RoomPlan, an expansion to its ARKit 2.0 augmented reality feature for iPhones and iPads that uses the camera and LiDAR scanner to create a 3D version of a room. At an Apple Event yesterd...
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2023-09-12

Pre-Sales of Mojave Flash LiDAR Now Available Through Brevan Electronics

Highest Performing Near-field, Software-definable Flash LiDAR Provides Affordable, Powerful Sensing Capabilities for Robotics, Agriculture, and Industrial Applications PreAct’s Mojave LiDAR is a high-performance, low-cost sensor solution that addresses the needs of a variety of applications including smart cities, robotics, cargo monitoring, education & university research, building monitoring, patient monitoring, agricultural, and much more. (Photo: Business Wire)     PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PreAct Technol...
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2023-09-11

Neomow X robot lawn mower with LiDAR SLAM navigation system

Neomow X robot lawn mower with LiDAR SLAM navigation system. Credit: Hookii Robotic lawnmowers are becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience and ability to save time and effort. Although robotic lawnmowers have made significant advancements over the years, many still require users to lay down perimeter wires to define the mowing area and clear the lawn of any obstacles to ensure the mower does not get stuck or damaged. Well, such is not the case with Neomow X robotic lawnmowers. Developed by a Hong Kong company, Hookii, the Neomow X is the first-of-i...
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2023-08-07

Innoviz Reports Second-Quarter 2023 Results and Increases 2023 Financial Targets Following Continued Commercial Momentum

SOP and expanded relationship with BMW Group combined with additional year-to-date commercial momentum underlines the strength of Innoviz's LiDAR sensor and software platform TEL AVIV, Israel , Aug. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Innoviz Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: INVZ) (the "Company" or "Innoviz"), a leading Tier-1 direct supplier of high-performance, automotive grade LiDAR sensors and perception software, today provided commercial and strategic updates on its business, reported its financial results for the second quarter ended Jun...
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2023-07-20

Cepton is developing groundbreaking LIDAR technology to make driving safer

Cepton Inc (NASDAQ:CPTN) is making a name for itself in the fast-paced world of automotive innovation with its game-changing technology poised to revolutionize vehicle safety. A leading Silicon Valley startup, Cepton has harnessed the power of LIDAR to enhance the security and autonomy of everyday vehicles. In an exclusive interview with Proactive, Cepton’s CEO Jun Pei shared insights into the burgeoning world of LIDAR and its transformative impact on the automotive industry. LIDAR, short for Light Detection and Ranging, is an optic...
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2023-07-11

Volkswagen Solidifies Partnership With Innoviz LiDAR For Autonomy

<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Fp1DzzdelZo" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe> Innoviz Two in Action at a Busy Intersection in Tel Aviv, IsraelINNOVIZ Innoviz emerged as a Tier 1 LiDAR supplier for OEMs in late 2022, specifically for the Volkswagen Group. Penetrating the somewhat closed supply chain relationships between automotive OEMs and traditional Tier 1 supp...
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2023-07-11

"Seoul City partners with Vueron Technology to introduce LiDAR-based Crowd Analysis Solution"

The "Smart Crowd Analytics" (SCA), provided by Vueron, is a cutting-edge LiDAR-based crowd analysis solution. Vueron Technology, a leading LiDAR perception solution provider, announced on July 11 that it had successfully completed on-site crowd analysis at the testbed in Ikseon-dong, Jongno-gu, in collaboration with the Jongno-gu office. The "Smart Crowd Analytics" (SCA), provided by Vueron, is a cutting-edge LiDAR-based crowd analysis solution. The Ministry of Public Administration and Security of Korea has designated the &quo...
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2023-07-10

Hesai Secures ADAS Lidar Design Win for Multiple New Vehicles with SAIC Motor

Hesai Technology has just announced that it has been selected to provide lidar units for several models of the SAIC Motor Commercial Vehicle Division's OEM-installed project. The new models will be equipped with Hesai's automotive-grade, ultra-high resolution long-range lidar AT128. These design wins are a part of the strategic cooperation between Hesai, SAIC Commercial Vehicle Division, and UTOPILOT to develop new intelligent driving technologies for consumer-facing product implementations. UTOPILOT is a tech company under the SAI...
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2023-07-06

University of Washington researchers develop smaller, cheaper form of LiDAR technology

New LiDAR technology invented by University of Washington researchers integrates onto a computer chip and uses sound waves running over its surface to steer a laser beam, much like a searchlight, so self-driving cars can see objects such as pedestrians and other vehicles that are far in the distance. (Photo illustration courtesy of Bingzhao Li and Qixuan Lin) Devices that move and operate in physical space need sensors to read their environment. One such sensing technology, LiDAR, has many potential applications, but is often too large or too expensive to be a viable ...
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2023-06-29

Innoviz and LOXO Expand Partnership to Deploy Autonomous, Zero-Emission Delivery Vehicles Using InnovizOne LiDAR

Innoviz's automotive-grade LiDAR will be used to enable autonomy for LOXO's next zero-emission delivery vehicles. TEL AVIV, Israel and BERN, Switzerland, June 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Innoviz Technologies (NASDAQ: INVZ) (the "Company" or "Innoviz"), a Tier-1 supplier of high-performance, automotive grade LiDAR sensors and perception software, announced today that Switzerland-based LOXO, a provider of zero-emission autonomous delivery vehicles, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to deploy InnovizOne LiDAR...
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2023-06-21

RoboSense Shares Leading Safety Practices in LiDAR Industry at 2023 International Automotive Safety & Security Congress

RoboSense delivered a keynote speech at 2023 International Automotive Safety & Security Congress (Photo: Business Wire) SHANGHAI, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RoboSense, a world-leading provider of Smart LiDAR Sensor Systems, delivered a keynote speech at the 2023 International Automotive Safety & Security Congress in Shanghai on June 7-8, hosted by SAE International, the leader in connecting and educating mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. RoboSense was invited to attend and deliver a...
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2023-06-14

Innoviz Debuts Industry-First LiDAR-Based Bridge Collision Detection System with Drive Group, Israeli Highway Operator

Innoviz's solution potentially reduces bridge and tunnel collisions globally, which could save lives, prevent costly infrastructure damage, and mitigate severe traffic congestion. Drive Group operates and manages major highways and toll roads throughout Israel. This collaboration marks ongoing momentum for Innoviz in Smart City and connected infrastructure applications worldwide. TEL AVIV, Israel, June 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Innoviz Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: INVZ) (the "Company" or "Innoviz"), a leading Tier-1 supplier o...
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2023-06-09

ET25: The Revolution in Quiet LiDAR Technology

All sensory experiences of the driver and passengers in a vehicle fall under the scope of "NVH", which stands for Noise, Vibration, and Harshness. For automobiles, NVH is a crucial indicator of quality that directly impacts the user's driving experience. This is why high-end and luxury vehicles often have stricter requirements for NVH levels, as they strive for a quieter and more comfortable driving environment. (1) ET25 is placed behind the windshield, enabling a sleek vehicle design that covers practical functionality without affecting aerodynamics. How...
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2023-06-07

Luminar and Plus Partner for LiDAR and AI-Based Assisted Driving Software for Trucking

Plus selects Luminar as the exclusive long-range lidar in factory-installed PlusDrive for its commercial vehicle OEM partners Luminar and Plus collaborate to provide assisted driving software to commercial vehicle OEMs ORLANDO, Fla. & SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Luminar (Nasdaq: LAZR), a leading global automotive technology company, and Plus, a global provider of highly automated driving and fully autonomous driving solutions, announced a partnership to advance highly automated driving and safety systems for commercial veh...
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2023-06-05

The Secret of In-Cabin LiDAR - How AR-Coated Windshield Complements the ET25

As smart cars become more popular, lidars have been installed in various places: on the car roof, in the grille, and beneath the headlights...These installation locations have one thing in common: they are all outside the vehicle cabin. Where else could lidar be installed? The obvious answer is "in the cabin." There are many benefits to installing lidar in the cabin: First, since the lidar is installed behind the windshield, it is physically isolated from the outside. The glass can effectively protect the lidar from external interference such as dust and rain, thr...
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2023-06-02

Keysight Expands Autonomous Driving Test Portfolio with Lidar Target Simulator

Compact bench setup saves test floor space by simulating target distances and surface reflectivity Automated testing software provides insightful analytics to improve sensor design and performance while accelerating testing to support volume sensor production The Keysight the E8717A Lidar Target Simulator is a compact, automated benchtop solution that enables automakers and lidar sensor makers to test and validate lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles. (Photo: Business Wire) SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keysight Technologies, Inc. (N...
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2023-06-01

The Philippines Needs Offshore LiDAR To Accurately Measure Wind Power In Upcoming OSW Projects

As the world is quickly adopting to less intrusive, more efficient power generation schemes, offshore wind is topping the list because of its ability to deliver power either directly to the grid or into battery storage systems. Offshore wind is also becoming a default because it doesn’t interfere with a landscape of a seashore or a mountain range and is located far enough from human settlements so as to not cause disruptions in the case of massive typhoons or hurricanes typical of areas where OSW are sited. On March 15th, BlueFloat Energy, a major offshore wind devel...
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2023-05-18

Innoviz Expands Collaboration with a Major Customer, Adding InnovizTwo for New Light Commercial Vehicle

Fast-moving new program with an accelerated timeline Framework agreed, pending final requirements and commercial terms Strong financial contribution, expected start of production mid-decade Collaboration with a major compute platform provider, may lead to additional opportunities TEL AVIV, Israel, May 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Innoviz Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: INVZ) (the "Company" or "Innoviz"), a leading Tier-1 supplier of high-performance automotive grade LiDAR sensors and perception software, today announced that a ...
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2023-05-16

InnovizTwo LiDAR Wins Gold at 2023 Edison Best New Product Awards™

InnovizTwo won the gold award in the Smart Transportation category for its technical excellence TEL-AVIV, Israel, May 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Innoviz Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: INVZ) a Tier-1 direct supplier of high-performance, automotive grade LiDAR sensors and perception software, (the "Company" or "Innoviz") announced today that its second generation LiDAR sensor, InnovizTwo, won Gold in the Smart Transportation category of the 2023 Edison Awards™. Recognition from the Edison Awards coincides with InnovizTwo...
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2023-05-11

SICK’s multiScan masters precision 3D LiDAR navigation and collision avoidance

SICK has unveiled a milestone advance in its three-dimensional LiDAR technology, with the launch of the multiScan multi-layered LiDAR sensor. The SICK multiScan combines floor-to-ceiling 360° environment perception with high-resolution navigation for reliable real-time localisation, mapping and collision avoidance in automated mobile robots (AMRs) and industrial vehicles. Developed on the foundations of SICK’s industry-leading multi-echo LiDAR technology, the SICK multiScan is a compact, lightweight and rugged 3D sensor designed to maximise...
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2023-05-05

Quantum lidar prototype acquires real-time 3D images while fully submerged underwater

Researchers developed a lidar system that uses quantum detection technology that can capture 3D images while submerged underwater. They demonstrated the system by using it to capture a 3D image (left) of a pipe (right). The scan was obtained in low scattering conditions with the single-photon system submerged in a tank. Credit: Aurora Maccarone, Heriot-Watt University For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a prototype lidar system that uses quantum detection technology to acquire 3D images while submerged underwater. The high sensitivity of this system could allo...
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