2020-02-27

Velodyne Lidar to Drive Autonomous Cleaning Vehicles in China to Fight Coronavirus Epidemic

Velodyne Lidar announced a sales agreement with Idriverplus to provide Puck™ sensors over three years. The LiDAR sensor from Velodyne will be used in mass production of commercial autonomous vehicles, including street cleaners, passenger cars and logistics vehicles. Idriverplus is a Chinese company focusing on driverless technology and plans to place into commercial operation in China thousands of units of its unmanned, electric street cleaning vehicles, called WOXIAOBAI, with each vehicle equipped with two Puck sensors to ensure security and perception. Idri...
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2020-02-18

Innoviz Technologies to Provide LiDAR for China’s Autonomous Truck

Israel-based LiDAR company Innoviz Technologies announced its partnership with Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile, a truck manufacturer based in Xian China, which is also known as Shacman Trucks outside China. With the cooperation, Innoviz will supply its LiDAR sensors for developing autonomous trucks for an upcoming project in one of the biggest ports in China. At the first stage of the project, InnovizPro LiDAR is being utilized in Shaanxi Truck's autonomous proof of concept project at the Chinese port, with Shaanxi's ultimate goal being the deployme...
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2020-02-10

Pioneer Teams MooVita to Demonstrate Automotive Driving in Malaysia

Pioneer Smart Sensing Innovations (PSSI), the subsidiary of Pioneer focuses LiDAR sensors, announced its partnership with eMoovit, a company incorporated abroad in Malaysia of MooVita, for a 5G autonomous driving demonstration taking place in Malaysia from January 2020. This demonstration is done as a part of “5G Demonstration Project” which is convened in six states of the country by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, and verify for autonomous driving through 5G in partnership with Altel. The autonomous vehicle in the form of a...
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2020-01-31

【AUTOMOTIVE WORLD】LiDAR Supports New Market and Applications for ADAS and Automotive Driving Technology

CASE – Connected, Autonomous/Automated, Shared and Electric was centered at AUTOMOTIVE WORLD this year. Following the topic, LEDinside visited several LiDAR and LiDAR component companies participating the event and learnt the latest trends and development in ADAS and self-driving technology. Velodyne Lidar showcased the full portfolio to support progresses in ADAS and autonomous driving. Its Alpha Prime carries a sensing range up to 200 meters and 360 degree horizontal FOV, making the highest specification in the industry. Velar...
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2020-01-30

【AUTOMOTIVE WORLD】DENSO, BOSCH and Continental Share Strategies and Insights for Autonomous Driving

Autonomous driving technology and related applications continue their heat at NEPCON and AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2020 with the event host inviting leading industry professionals from DENSO, BOSCH, and Continental to talk about “Evolution of Mobility.” The keynote speech attracted more than 3000 people and was the most popular conference this year. Yoshifumi Kato, Senior Executive Officer at Engineering Research & Development Center of DENSO, opened up the section by pointing out the background of mobility technology development ...
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2020-01-22

【AUTOMOTIVE WORLD】MaaS and 5G Open up New Mobility Era

he concurrent show with NEPCON Japan, AUTOMOTIVE WORLD, consists of six specialized shows including CAR-ELE JAPAN, EV JAPAN, Automotive Lightweight Technology Expo, Connected Car Japan, and CAR-MECHA Japan, making it the world largest exhibition for advanced automotive technologies. Autonomous driving technology and related industry is beyond doubt the most attractive topic at the show. The exhibition invited several industry leaders to share the current trend and technology progress of self-driving technology. The keynote speec...
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2020-01-03

AEye Partners Tata Elxsi to Introduce Integrated RoboTaxi System

Artificial perception pioneer AEye and Tata Elxsi announced the completion of RoboTaxi, Tata Elxsi’s in-house concept demonstrator vehicle developed using AEye’s iDAR™ platform and Tata Elxsi’s autonomous stack. Tata Elxsi’s RoboTaxi, built on top of its software middleware platform Autonomai, with deep learning and AI capabilities, was used to conceptualize the RoboTaxi feature. The feature allows the user to travel in a RoboTaxi from their current location to the user’s selected destination with the press of a button on the...
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2019-12-23

Pioneer to Mass Produce Its New 3D LiDAR Sensor in 2020

Pioneer and its subsidiary, Pioneer Smart Sensing Innovations (PSSI), announced their development of a mass-production 3D LiDAR sensor in a compact size and improved performance with an extended measurement distance and more. The new LiDAR sensor is expected to be equipped in level 3 and above autonomous driving vehicles and will be released in 1H20 and enter full scale production in the second half of 2020. Pioneer and PSSI have been providing various companies with verification models from 2017 to 2018, and continued verifying performance through demonstration...
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2019-12-20

Autonomous Driving Technology and Smart City Solutions to Materialize the Future at CES 2020

Each year the innovative products and technologies showcased at CES bring us closer to our imaginative future life. This year at the event, LiDAR manufacturers, sensor chip providers, automobile companies and other technology builders are joining force to present solutions for autonomous driving and smart city applications. Artificial perception provider AEye announced that it has integrated Infineon’s microcontroller into AEye’s iDAR™ platform to ensure a robust, software-definable platform that is functionally safe for automated and autonomous vehicle...
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2019-12-13

Draper Reveals LiDAR on chip with MEMS Beam Steering Technology; Aeva Introduces 4D LiDAR on Chip Supported by VW Group

The goal of launching fully autonomous vehicle as well as advanced driver assistance systems is driving LiDAR developers to accelerate their technology developments. Draper, a U.S. LiDAR producer, unveiled its LiDAR with MEMS beam steering technology. Also, Aeva, founded by two former Apple engineers, introduced 4D LiDAR-on-chip. The two companies both focus on scaling down and simplifying LiDAR system. Draper has developed and advanced, a LiDAR-on-a-Chip that uses patented, all-digital MEMS optical switches for beam steering. According to Drap...
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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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2019-11-18

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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2019-11-07

[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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2019-10-17

ON Semiconductor Partners Almotive for Sensor Fusion Platforms for Automotive Applications

ON Semiconductor and AImotive have jointly announced that they will work together to develop prototype sensor fusion platforms for automotive applications. The collaboration will help customers explore highly integrated solutions for future generations of sensor data conditioning hardware platforms. The companies plan to develop a series of hardware platform demonstrators, combining ON Semiconductor’s latest HD camera and radar sensor and pre-processor chipsets and expertise with AImotive’s AI-based perception algorithms, hardware acceleration and simulation ca...
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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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2019-09-05

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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2019-08-15

Magna Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Accelerating Innovative Technologies including ADAS and Micro LED Lighting

Automotive component supplier Magna announced the opening of a new electronics manufacturing facility in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan, USA. The facility consolidates three nearby locations into a single site which occupies 21,367.7 square meters (230,000 square foot). (Image: Magna) With nearly US$ 50 million investment, Magna expects the new facility to accelerate large-scale deployment of future technologies such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), advanced robotics and Micro LED lighting. Magna built partnership with Micro LED technology p...
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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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2019-08-05

Osram Invests Autonomous Driving AI Startup Recogni

Fluxunit, OSRAM's Venture Capital arm joins leading VC funds well as automotive OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers in the financing round of Recogni. Recogni is a Silicon Valley start-up with subsidiary in Munich which develops a vision-oriented AI platform for autonomous vehicles, which allows the processing of sensor data from LiDAR, camera and RADAR systems in real-time and at low power consumption. Other investors of the financing round include GreatPoint Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, BMW iVentures, Faurecia and DNS Capital with an amount of US...
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2019-07-03

US LiDAR Company Sense Photonics to Open Edinburgh R&D Center with £1.9 Million Grant from Scottish Enterprise

Sense Photonics, expert in LiDAR and 3D sensor solutions for autonomous vehicles and industrial automation, announced that it is set to enhance its presence in Scotland, following a £1.9 million grant (US$2.39 million) from Scottish Enterprise. With the support, Sense Photonics will open an Advanced LiDAR Research and Development Centre in Edinburgh, creating 38 high-value jobs in the process. The company is at the forefront of the innovative LiDAR industry, with ground-breaking technology based on more than 200 patents. (Image: Sense Photonics) ...
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2019-07-01

Analog Devices Partners First Sensor to Develop LiDAR Products for Autonomous Driving

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced the collaboration with First Sensor AG to develop products aimed at speeding the launch of autonomous sensing technology serving unmanned automotive, aerial and underwater vehicles in transportation, smart agriculture, industrial manufacturing and other industries. As part of the collaboration, Analog Devices and First Sensor are developing offerings that shrink the LiDAR signal chain to enable higher system performance as well as reduce size, weight, power and cost for manufacturers designing sensing and perception technology into thei...
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2019-05-16

Toyoda Gosei Invests In Optics Technology Startup Imuzak for Autonomous Driving Technology Development

Toyoda Gosei, the Japanese industrial group, announced its investment in IMUZAK, a optics technology startup, for strengthening optical modules for autonomous driving technology development. The evolution of autonomous driving technology is expected to increase the need for parts equipped with sensing functions to recognize the surrounding environment, such as nearby vehicles or pedestrians and road configuration, and human-machine interface functions for communication between vehicles and people. Given this trend, Toyoda Gosei is integrating sensors and other electronic co...
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2019-04-09

ITRI Wins Edison Awards with Integrated Road Safety Solution

Taiwan-based research institute, ITRI, announced that it won Silver in the Transportation & Logistics category at 2019 Edison Awards with its integrated road safety solution, iRoadSafe. According to ITRI, iRoadSafe is the world’s first V2X safety system solution integrating V2V/V2I communications, roadside sensing, and CMS (Changeable Message Sign) technologies to provide safety warnings for all road users, including those without on-board unit (OBU) installation. To break through the limitation from OBU installation, iRoadSafe integrates ...
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2019-03-21

RoboSense Provides Cold-Resistant LiDAR to Autonomous Shuttle Bus by MUJI and Sensible 4

Chinese LiDAR company RoboSense announced that it has provided a cold-resistant LiDAR for GACHA, the world's first autonomous driving shuttle bus for all weather conditions which was reported by LEDinside last year. GACHA is equipped with RoboSense's advanced cold-resistant 16-beam mechanical LiDAR environment perception system to operate vehicles in harsh winter and other severe weather conditions. The autonomous shuttle bus was co-designed by Sensible 4, a Finnish autonomous driving company, and MUJI, the Japanese retail brand. Sensible 4 p...
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2019-02-22

New Patents Granted for AEye with Its Integrated iDAR System

Perception solution developer AEye announced that eight patents related to its perception system iDAR (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) have been confirmed. AEye’s iDAR is an integrated system combining solid-state MEMs-based agile LiDAR, fused HD camera, and software definable AI technology. With the aim to solve the challenges of robotic vision for autonomous vehicles, AEye developed iDAR, the artificial perception system that combines LiDAR, HD camera and AI intelligence to create a smart perception sensor that mimic human visual cortex fo...
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2019-02-01

Velodyne LiDAR Partners HoloMatic to Provide Autonomous Parking Service

Velodyne LiDAR announced that it has provided LiDAR sensors for a new autonomous driving technology from HoloMatic to provide autonomous parking service to free travelers from the burden of time-consuming searches for parking spots. The HoloMatic system, called HoloParking, is China’s first smart valet parking solution that operates 24/7 and in all weather conditions. Unlike parking assistance systems, HoloParking does not require the vehicle to be driven next to a parking spot. Rather, it allows a driver to leave a vehicle at the entrance of the parking lot. U...
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2019-01-25

Insight LiDAR Debuts Long-range LiDAR Based on FMCW for Autonomous Vehicles

US-based Insight LiDAR showcased its new LiDAR technology development at CES 2019. The company presented Digital Coherent LiDAR, a chip-scale, long-range LiDAR sensor based on Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) to target the emerging autonomous vehicle market. FMCW radar radiates continuous transmission power and can change its operating frequency during the measurement. The technology has stronger sensing capability in comparison with ToF and is suitable for long distance detection. Insight’s Digital Coherent LiDAR was develope...
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