The laser sensor that most tech and car companies see as an essential component for self-driving cars, isn’t something that Tesla CEO, Elon Musk is very fond of. Musk rekindled his dislike of LiDAR in a recent earnings call and defended Tesla’s strategy of achieving “full autonomy” by using only … Read the rest
AEye, a company founded by Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and NASA veteran Luis Dussan is hoping to To get to the next stage in the world of autonomity by making better sensors. Majority of the autonomous vehicles are currently depended upon LiDAR sensors, which use laser beams to take … Read the rest
Sensors are an integral part of the autonomous car segment. But when it comes to a choice between bulky top-mounted contraptions or cheaper but unproven laser-on-a-chip technology, Pioneer Corp. thinks it has found the perfect solution. The Japanese company has developed a new type of LiDAR, intended to drive its … Read the rest
Cruise, the self-driving startup acquired by General Motors, is now gobbling up companies of its own. The company came a step closer to manufacturing Self Driving Cars when it announced last week that it had acquired a LiDAR manufacturing startup, Strobe Inc. Strobe will form an integral part of Cruise’s … Read the rest
Sensors play a very important role in the functioning of autonomous cars. Perhaps the word “important” would undermine the value that it imparts. Predominantly there are three types of sensors that currently being used on autonomous cars: Cameras, Radars and Lidars. With technology and other advancements, a new type of … Read the rest
When it comes to Self Driving Cars, almost isn’t good enough and having a 99% object detection accuracy is completely unacceptable. With hundreds of companies racing to build autonomous cars, one piece of technology is key to all the efforts going in, to make this a successful initiative.
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These are interesting times, Driverless cars or Autonomous Vehicles are slowly entering the massive global automotive industry and it is important for us to know how different technologies come together to make driverless cars a reality. Here, we take up a series of technologies involved in what comprises a driverless … Read the rest
In a Series C funding campaign led by Osram and other strategic partners including Delphi, Magneti Marelli and Integrated Device Technology, LeddarTech Inc.—a Canadian company has raised $101 million to develop Solid state LiDAR for autonomous cars.
The company managed to raise the largest capital till date, in the … Read the rest
As we draw near to the future of fully autonomous cars, technology has been sparking its way to provide users with top end products. On that note, the LIDAR tech used in autonomous cars has been under the radar. LIDAR platforms, originally developed for the military and defense industry has … Read the rest
Apple’s Driverless Cars have a new set of updated cameras and sensors on board. These systems are to help developers gather wider aspects of data from the ground level. Although this was something that Apple already had, the current update reveals a more elaborate and advanced sensor setup.
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