All lidar articles

  • Continental.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Continental: “The world is changing the car”

    2019-01-25T09:51:00Z

    As head of future solutions at the core Interior Division of Continental, Ralf Lenninger looks at the big trends that are not only reshaping the car business but also are redefining the roles that traditional automotive supplier groups such as Continental need to play.

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    Article

    Audi’s AID subsidiary to partner with Luminar on LiDAR for autonomous vehicles, aims for 2021 deployment

    2018-12-21T12:37:00Z

    Image: Luminar Audi’s AID (Autonomous Intelligent Driving) subsidiary, formed in 2017 to supply autonomous technologies to the Volkswagen Group brands, will leverage LiDAR technology from Luminar for its first on-road deployments of autonomous vehicles in 2021. It will source forward-facing high-fidelity and long-range LiDAR from Luminar, which ...

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    Article

    EV start-up Rivian reveals R1T truck and R1S SUV, connected and with self-driving capabilities; BMW hides its tech in iNEXT

    2018-11-28T18:08:00Z

    Image: Rivian Californian electric vehicle start-up Rivian Automotive, founded 2009, has hit the headlines this week with the unveiling of two tough-looking, load-carrying, active-outdoors models: the R1T, a five-seater pick-up truck , and the R1S, a seven-seater SUV [pictured]. These are both to be built in ...

  • Volvo Cars and Luminar show groundbreaking autonomous technology development at Automobility LA 2018
    Article

    Volvo Cars and Luminar demonstrate LiDAR for autonomy in LA

    2018-11-28T17:25:00Z

    Image: Volvo Cars Volvo Cars is showing no actual cars at the Los Angeles auto show (now known as Automobility LA) this week – it has instead elected to “demonstrate its vision” for the future of mobility – but it is exhibiting the LiDAR sensor and perception ...

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    Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in ABAX Sensing for solid-state LiDAR

    2018-09-21T15:22:12Z

    Image: Robert Bosch Chinese LiDAR developer ABAX Sensing has completed a follow-on round of financing, led by Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC). Other investors include China tech firm Orbbec and GSR Capital. RBVC’s managing director, Dr Ingo Ramesohl, said in a statement that this “underlines our excitement in the ...

  • blickfeld.automotiveIT
    Article

    Blickfeld wants to give AVs better, more affordable vision

    2018-08-30T10:56:28Z

    Blickfeld says its lidar systems, which use off-the shelf components, will be cheaper and better (Image: Blickfeld) Blickfeld wants to give autonomous vehicles the gift of sight. Using cheaper components and deploying micromechanics to reduce size and weight, the Munich-based startup hopes to play an important role in speeding ...

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    Article

    Volvo invests in Luminar for autonomous vehicle sensors

    2018-06-19T16:15:14Z

    Luminar says its technology offers more range and a higher resolution (Image: Luminar) The newly-founded Volvo Cars Tech Fund has invested in Luminar, which develops lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles. The move by the Swedish carmaker builds on an existing collaboration with the start-up, which has facilities in Palo ...

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    Article

    Byton unveils K-Byte Concept sedan designed for autonomous driving

    2018-06-15T11:07:39Z

    Byton designed its new concept for autonomous driving from the start (Image: Byton) Byton has unveiled a concept previewing its second car, the K-Byte sedan, in advance of CES Asia in Shanghai. This is the result of a partnership with autonomous driving technology firm Aurora, and the two companies ...

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    Article

    Innoviz partners with HiRain on LiDAR and computer vision for autonomous systems

    2018-06-11T17:43:24Z

    Image: Innoviz Israeli LiDAR and computer vision technology provider Innoviz Technologies is partnering with HiRain Technologies to supply autonomous driving systems to Chinese carmakers. Beijing-based automotive electronics supplier HiRain is integrating Innoviz’s MEMs-based solid-state LiDAR into its products, which are developed with an eye to mass production. It ...

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    Magna and Innoviz to supply BMW Group with solid-state LiDAR

    2018-04-27T11:21:24Z

    Image: Innoviz Magna and Innoviz Technologies are to supply LiDAR to BMW Group for upcoming autonomous vehicle platforms. Israeli LiDAR-maker Innoviz is providing one of the first solid-state LiDAR systems (rather than featuring mechanical spinning laser units) under contract for series production with an automotive manufacturer. The Innoviz units ...

  • Hau Thai-Tang.Ford.automotiveIT
    Feature

    Ford: "The shift from hardware to software is changing the cost structure"

    2017-10-30T11:11:00Z

    Ford’s global purchasing chief, Thai-Tang, 51, discusses Ford’s software-focused strategic goals, the reasoning behind some of its recent investment decisions, and the implications of the industry’s move to electric mobility.

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ford grows its driverless-car unit through acquisition

    2017-10-29T12:03:00Z

    Lidar can see things that conventional radar may miss, making it essential for driverless cars (Photo: Argo AI) Ford Motor s recently acquired artificial intelligence company, Argo AI, bought Princeton Lightwave, in a move to further boost its in-house expertise in a technology that s key for ...

  • gm.automotiveIT
    Article

    GM acquires lidar company

    2017-10-12T14:06:50Z

    GM's Cruise Automation runs autonomous-vehicle tests in San Francisco, Phoenix and Detroit (Photo: GM) General Motors has acquired lidar specialist Strobe, joining a growing number of automotive companies that see the technology as crucial to the development of self-driving cars. The staff of Strobe will join GM's Cruise Automation, ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford sets 2021 as target date for autonomous vehicles

    2016-08-22T11:46:35Z

    Ford plans to mass-produce autonomous vehicles, Fields says (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor, setting an ambitious new-mobility target, wants to have autonomous vehicles on the road in a ride-sharing or ride-hailing service by 2021. The US carmaker said last week that it is investing in or collaborating with four startups ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
    Article

    ZF invests in lidar technology

    2016-08-02T13:21:28Z

    ZF wants to use Ibeo technology to make lidar systems smaller (Photo: ZF) In a bid to strengthen its activities in autonomous-driving technologies, ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a 40 pc stake in lidar specialist Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, "Lidar gives us access to a core technology for environmental and ...