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LeddarTech and Valeo announce solid-state LiDAR sensor

LeddarTech and Valeo announce solid-state LiDAR sensor

June 1, 2016 – LeddarTech, the developer of advanced LiDAR technology, reported today that Valeo, a supplier to automotive manufacturers, announced the addition of a solid-state LiDAR based on Leddar technology to its portfolio of driving and parking assistance solutions.

The solid-state LiDAR, developed by Valeo, together with LeddarTech, will have no mechanical moving parts. Thanks to its proprietary receiver ASIC with 16 discrete detection segments, the LiDAR sensor, powered by LeddarTech’s signal processing, will provide sensing performance to accurately detect pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles and cars. Its purpose-optimized optical system enables a detection range of up to 100 meters.

This solid-state LiDAR is part of the Valeo Intuitive Driving initiative that aims to make cars easier to drive, smarter, and safer. As its field-of-view is easy to adapt, the new sensor can enable various functions from Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) to Right Turn Assist (RTA) features (for commercial vehicles). It can also contribute to automated driving functions, such as traffic jam assist or automated parking. The sensor works as well at night, in low light situations, and in adverse weather conditions, such as rain or fog. 

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