2020-01-13

LiDAR Applications and Technology Development Accelerated by More Industry Collaboration

At CES 2020, many exhibitors showcased their innovative applications incorporating LiDAR technology, including autonomous vehicles, robot cleaning service, autonomous food delivering service and more. Several LiDAR companies also introduced their new products or announced new partnerships with other industry players at the event. SOS LAB, a LiDAR startup for self-driving cars, reported that it has signed a LiDAR collaboration memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ON Semiconductor. They aim to advance the development and commercialization of LiDAR tec...
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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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2019-11-28

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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2019-04-24

Pioneer and Canon Partner to Develop LiDAR Sensor Targeting Autonomous Vehicle Market

Pioneer and Canon announced that the two companies have agreed to co-develop a 3D LiDAR sensor with the goal of mass production by Pioneer in 2020. 3D-LiDAR sensors use laser light to accurately measure the distance of objects as well as ascertain three-dimensional information relating to distance and the surrounding environment in real time, and are regarded as an indispensable key device for the realization of level-three and above autonomous vehicles. Pioneer has been working on the development of low cost Micro Electric Memory Systems (MEMS) as well as object rec...
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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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2016-01-11

Pioneer Exhibits a Transparent OLED Automotive Brake Light at CES 2016

Pioneer is demonstrating a very nice looking transparent OLED automotive brake system. The idea is to embed this unit in the vehicle's rear window - so it is transparent and allows for a greater field of view, but when you press the brakes it emits a bright red light:
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2016-01-07

Pioneer Demonstrates Innovative Automotive Laser and OLED Displays at CES 2016

Pioneer reveals its vision for the future of in-vehicle entertainment at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). As a trusted OEM supplier for more than 40 years and as a leader in aftermarket connected car solutions, Pioneer today unveils its advanced automotive technologies that can be integrated into the next evolution of the industry to support Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), autonomous driving, and other vehicle systems. Demonstrations will include an In-Vehicle Contextual Awareness Cockpit with Vehicle-to-Pedestrian Communication and Laser Head-up Display (HUD), as well as 3D Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system for vehicles.
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2015-08-28

Mitsubishi Chemical, Pioneer Develop Bluelight-Free OLED Lighting Module

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Pioneer Corporation announced that MCC and Pioneer have successfully developed the first bluelight-less OLED lighting module made with a wet coating process for the light-emitting layer, and will begin shipping samples on August 1.
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2013-08-20

Mitsubishi and Pioneer Establishes a New Company to Handle OLED Sales in Japan

Mitsubishi and Pioneer have established a new company called MC Pioneer OLED Lighting (MPOL). The registered capital of the new company was one hundred and fifty million yen, and the two companies each contributed 50%. The new company will handle OLED lighting marketing and sales in Japan. MPOL offers Verbatim's Velve color-tunable OLED lighting panels that jointly made by Mitsubishi and Pioneer. MPOL has a nice website (in Japanese, though) that shows nice photos of the latest Velve installations such as the Issey Miyake store at Tokyo'...
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2008-12-11

Worldwide OLED Revenues Up 60% in Q308, But Still Face Price Competition from LCDs

The worldwide OLED display revenue in Q308 was US$141 million, down 11% quarter by quarter, but up 60% year by year, according to market sources. Chi Mei EL, the second supplier of AMOLED displays, posted record high shipments in Q308, while the leading AMOLED supplier Samsung SDI experienced lower shipments quarter by quarter. As a result, AMOLED shipments increased only slightly compared to Q208 reaching 1.7 million units.  
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE