AutoX to Use the 'Eyeonic Vision Sensor' from California-based SiLC Technologies for its Robotaxi Fleet in China
Autonomous technology developer AutoX, which is rolling out a robotaxi service in China using a fleet of level-4 self-driving vehicles, has selected an advanced vision sensor developed by California-based Silicon photonics developer SiLC Technologies. The company's Eyeonic Vision Sensors were first announced in Dec 2021 and improve the perception of traditional lidar, providing much more depth perception and instantaneous velocity of objects.
Eric Walz2023-01-01 10:30 PT
SiLC Technologies Launches its Eyeonic Vision System, a LiDAR Sensor That Can Identify Objects up to 1 Kilometer Away
California-based SiLC Technologies, Inc. (SiLC), a developer of advanced machine vision technology, announced the launch of its new Eyeonic Vision System this week. It's the first-of-its-kind Frequency-Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar transceiver using a single silicon photonics chip which provides more than 10x the definition and precision of conventional lidar. It can measure the shape and distance of objects with high precision at distances greater than one kilometer (1,000 meters).
Eric Walz2022-12-09 11:45 PT
US-listed LiDAR Developers Velodyne and Ouster to Merge in an All-Stock Deal
Two of the biggest competitors in the lidar industry, Velodyne Lidar Inc. and San Francisco-based Ouster Inc., announced they will merge in an all stock deal. U.S.-listed Velodyne and Ouster will combine their customer base, partners and distribution channels to reduce lidar product costs and accelerate its adoption across fast-growing markets.
Eric Walz2022-11-07 12:30 PT
Volvo Offers a Sneak Peak of its New Flagship EX90 Electric SUV Ahead of its Upcoming Reveal on Nov 9
Automaker Volvo is set to officially unveil its new flagship EX90 electric SUV on November 9 in Stockholm, which is poised to compete with other luxury electric SUVs hitting the market from BMW, General Motors, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Ahead of its upcoming debut next week, Volvo shared the first exterior photos of the battery-powered SUV.
Eric Walz2022-11-01 13:00 PT
Volkswagen’s Software Unit CARIAD Selects Innoviz as its Direct Lidar Supplier for the Automaker's Future Software-Defined Vehicles
Lidar developer Innoviz Technologies Ltd, which is among one of the leading developers of the laser technology for advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, has landed a major supply deal with Volkswagen’s software unit CARIAD. The lidar sensors supplied by Innoviz will be a part of CARIAD's software-based vehicle architecture and operating system that will serve as the foundation for millions of Volkswagen’s future EVs.
Eric Walz2022-09-08 11:15 PT
Nissan’s New Lidar-based Advanced Driver Assist Technology in Development Will Automatically Intervene to Avoid Collisions
Japan’s Nissan Motor Co is working on an advanced driver assist system (ADAS) that will significantly reduce the likelihood of a collision, the automaker announced on Monday. Nissan refers to its technology as “ground truth perception”. It works by fusing data from high-performance LIDAR sensors, as well as radar and cameras on the vehicle.
FutureCar Staff 2022-06-01 19:00 PT
GM's Lidar Supplier Cepton Technologies Completes its Previously Announced SPAC Merger, is a Nasdaq-listed Company
Cepton Technologies, Inc. (“Cepton”), a Silicon Valley-based developer of high-performance lidar solutions, announced the completion of its previously announced business combination with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Growth Capital Acquisition Corp. (“GCAC”). The combined company has been renamed Cepton, Inc. and as of today, its shares will begin trading on the Nasdaq under the new ticker symbols “CPTN” and “CPTNW”.
Eric Walz2022-03-20 13:10 PT
Mercedes-Benz to Partner With Luminar on LiDAR for Autonomous Driving
Luxury car maker Mercedes Benz today announced its is partnering with lidar developer Luminar Inc to supply lidar for its future autonomous driving systems. Mercedes-Benz will leverage Luminar's lidar technology with the aim to scale the technology and integrate it into series production vehicles.
Eric Walz2022-02-26 08:45 PT
Volvo Plans to Launch its New ‘Ride Pilot’ Autonomous Driving Feature in California, Which Requires No Human Supervision
Volvo Cars announced on Wednesday that its new autonomous driving feature called “Ride Pilot” can operate safely without human oversight. The automaker plans to offer the feature on vehicles in California first, before rolling its out to other regions. The name "Ride Pilot" implies that when the car is driving on its own, Volvo Cars takes full responsibility for all of the driving tasks.
Eric Walz2022-02-12 09:15 PT
Mercedes-Benz Cleared to Offer its DRIVE PILOT ‘Eyes Off the Road’ Level-3 Autonomous Driving System on Vehicles in Germany
Germany's car watchdog has cleared the semi-autonomous driving system offered by Mercedes Benz, paving the way for the luxury carmaker to begin offering its “Drive Pilot” autonomous driving system internationally. Mercedes-Benz will become the first automotive company in the world to meet the demanding legal requirements for a Level 3 system that can operate without needing a driver to pay attention to the road at all times.
Eric Walz2022-01-15 10:00 PT
Lidar Developer AEye & Seoul Robotics Develop a 300-Meter Range Perception Solution for Intelligent Traffic Systems
NASDAQ-listed LiDAR developer AEye, Inc., a developer of high-performance LiDAR solutions for automotive applications and smart cities, has teamed up with 3D computer vision and software company Seoul Robotics on a long range, intelligent perception solution designed for Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) and smart city applications.
Eric Walz2021-11-13 15:00 PT
Lidar Startup Quanergy Demonstrates an Industry-First Optical Phased Array Lidar Sensor with a 100 Meter Range
Silicon Valley-based LiDAR startup Quanergy announced the development of a new long range solid-state lidar sensor using an industry-first Optical Phased Array (OPA) technology that delivers a range of 100 meters. The 100 meter range test was successfully demonstrated in partnership with Zero Electric Vehicle Inc. (ZEV).
Eric Walz2021-09-09 11:45 PT
Automotive Supplier Continental AG to Integrate AEye’s Long-Range Lidar in a Full-Stack Autonomous Driving Solution
Lidar developer AEye Inc. announced on Wednesday it struck a deal with Tier-1 supplier Continental AG to supply its long-range lidar perception sensor, which will be bundled into a full-stack autonomous driving solution for Level 2+ up to Level 4 automated and autonomous driving applications.
Eric Walz2021-08-20 15:00 PT
Lidar Startup Sense Photonics Announces Development Program With a Major Detroit-based OEM
Lidar startup Sense Photonics announced on Tuesday a development program with a major Detroit-based automotive OEM for low cost, scalable lidar that can be added to production vehicles. As more new vehicles come equipped with advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and automated driving capabilities, lidar developers are vying to secure deals with global automakers and OEM suppliers for the laser-based perception technology.
Eric Walz2021-08-05 12:30 PT
Volvo’s New Electric XC90 to Come with LiDAR & NVIDIA's Orin Processor for Autonomous Driving
Volvo Cars announced that its upcoming fully electric flagship XC90 SUV will come with state-of-the-art sensors for autonomous driving, including a lidar sensor developed by its partner Luminar. The electric XC90 will also use the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin system-on-a-chip to power its autonomous driving and safety systems.
Eric Walz2021-07-31 09:50 PT
Silicon Valley-based Lidar Developer Quanergy to Launch IPO in a Merger With Blank Check Firm CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp
Silicon Valley-based lidar company Quanergy, a developer of next-generation solid state lidar sensors, announced plans to go public this year in a merger with blank check company CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp. Quanergy’s solid state lidar is designed to deliver performance, reliability and cost for the automotive market.
FutureCar Staff 2021-07-29 14:55 PT
Lidar Pioneer Velodyne Unveils its Next-Generation Velabit Sensor
Velodyne Lidar Inc. unveiled its next-generation Velabit lidar sensor on Monday. The improved sensor addresses the cost, safety, and design challenges of autonomous vehicles while delivering state-of-the-art performance in a compact form factor.
Eric Walz2021-07-21 11:15 PT
Tesla to Replace Radar in its Model 3, Model Y in the U.S. - Rolling Out ‘Pure Vision Autopilot’ Using Cameras
Electric automaker Tesla Inc said on Tuesday that it will replace a radar sensor in the Model 3 and Model Y vehicles sold in North America with a camera to better support Tesla’s latest automated driving feature called “Full Self-Driving” (FSD).
Eric Walz2021-07-02 08:00 PT
Computer Vision Developer StradVision to Showcase its Most Advanced Perception Camera for Autonomous Driving & ADAS at Auto Tech 2021
StradVision, a pioneer in AI-based vision processing technology for autonomous vehicles and automotive ADAS systems, will showcase the latest features of its camera perception software named “SVNet” during The China Guangzhou International Automotive Technology Expo 2021, which is being held May 25-27.
Eric Walz2021-06-27 16:00 PT
Autonomous Driving Startup Pony.ai Will Use Lidar Sensors From Luminar for its Next-Gen Robotaxi Vehicles
Autonomous driving startup Pony.ai announced its newly designed perception platform in collaboration with Volvo-backed Luminar Technologies. The next-generation fleet of self-driving Pony.ai robotaxi vehicles will integrate Luminar’s new Iris lidar sensor. The company plans to deploy its robotaxi vehicles equipped with Luminar lidar by 2023.
Eric Walz2021-06-16 14:00 PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT
Zeekr's New 009 Electric Passenger Van is the World's First EV to Feature CATL's Advanced ‘Qilin' Battery With a Range of 510 Miles
Eric WalzDec 19, 2022 1:45 PM PT
Hyundai Gets Serious About Electric Performance Cars, Shows off Two Concepts
Vineeth Joel PatelDec 17, 2022 6:15 AM PT