The laser sensor supplier shows its broad product range at Auto Shanghai 2021 as it drives the market with OEM partners like Faraday Future, Gatik, and Idriverplus and speeds development with Ansys.
LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensing is an optical perception technology that uses light in the form of lasers to map objects and landscapes. The essentials of the technology were explained more than 50 years ago, and it has since been used for mapping, atmospheric research, video gaming, security, civil engineering, and a host of other applications, according to experts at research consultancy IDTechEx.
The advent of autonomous vehicles in the late twentieth century, and the intense drive to develop such vehicles commercially in the twenty-first, have generated a surge of interest in LiDAR technologies and their applications in the automotive sector. When used in conjunction with other sensor technologies and artificial intelligence, GPS, and/or neural networks, the technology can assist a vehicle driver or even allow vehicles to navigate without a human driver.
LiDAR can be used for ADAS functions like automatic emergency braking, but it is more suitable in the race to make vehicles autonomous to the greatest extent possible — SAE Levels 4 and 5. In a recent report, IDTechEx provided an analysis of more than 100 key players in the global 3D LiDAR market and of the technologies and forces likely to shape that market in the ne
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