Category Archives: Consumer

Two More Auto Lidar Firms Emerge From Stealth Mode

Autonomous car lidar start-ups have to be one of the hottest niche markets for venture capitalists, at least in Silicon Valley. One has to wonder where all of the senior talent is coming from to staff these ventures and more … Continue reading

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Solid State Lidar Sensor to Debut at CES 2018

It’s going to take a combination of the right technology and the right business model to become a leader in providing tier one automotive suppliers with lidar sensors. Leddartech believes they can deliver both. LeddarTech will be presenting the LeddarCore … Continue reading

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Solid State HD 4D Lidar

Press Release: TetraVue, the leader in high definition 4D LIDAR™ technology, today announced that KLA Tencor, Lam Research and Tsing Capital have joined existing investors Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Samsung Catalyst Fund and Nautilus Ventures in providing additional funding … Continue reading

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World’s First Lidar Integrated Circuit

LeddarTech claims that the LeddarCore LCA2 is the world’s first LiDAR integrated circuit (IC) enabling rapid high-volume deployment of solid-state 3D LiDARs that meet the automotive industry’s stringent performance, cost and reliability requirements. By integrating a powerful, proven, discrete solid-state … Continue reading

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Velodyne Raises the Bar

Velodyne has just announced an important new sensor – the VLS – 128 and as you can see from the photo it represents a major improvement to the original HDL – 64 form factor. Not only is it smaller and … Continue reading

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Security Robots Rely on Lidar

Knightscope is utilizing lidar to guide its autonomous security robots. Knightscope’s long-term vision is to predict and prevent crime utilizing autonomous robots, analytics and engagement. Crime has a $1+ trillion negative economic impact on the U.S. economy every year and … Continue reading

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Ford’s Argo AI Acquires Princeton Lightwave

Ford Motor Co’s (F.N) Argo AI unit, which develops software for self-driving vehicles, is buying Princeton Lightwave in a move that will certainly strengthen the team’s intellectual property, particularly when it comes to Geiger-mode lidar. It will be very interesting … Continue reading

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Velodyne Sponsors AutoDrive Challenge

In what is reminiscent of its start in the DARPA Challenge, Velodyne LiDAR Inc., the world leader in 3D vision systems for autonomous vehicles, today announced that it is a sponsor and core technology provider for LiDAR sensors for SAE … Continue reading

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Fully Autonomous Vehicles Many Years Away

Earlier this year Ford invested $1 billion in startup firm Argo AI. Based in Pittsburgh, the idea is to help Ford it in its quest to launch the company’s first autonomous car by 2021. It seems like I am seeing … Continue reading

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GM Acquires Lidar Company

General Motors Co recently announced it acquired LIDAR technology company Strobe, Inc. As part of the deal, Strobe’s engineering talent joins GM’s Cruise Automation team to define and develop next-generation LIDAR solutions for self-driving vehicles. “Strobe’s LIDAR technology will significantly … Continue reading

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