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Optical Phased Array May Be the Future of Lidar

Researchers at the University of Colorado describe a new optical phased array, silicon chip that has the potential to move beyond the bulky, complex Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) systems that are hindering the systems’ widespread adaptation. From an article … Continue reading

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Frequency Modulated Lidar Provides Velocity and Range.

Self-driving technology startup Aurora announced today its new in-house developed frequency modulated lidar system for its driverless vehicles. The lidar sensor is called “FirstLight” and it can see and track objects more quickly and from further away than other lidar … Continue reading

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Avalanche Photodiode is High Power, but Eye Safe

Electrical and computer engineers at the University of Virginia and University of Texas-Austin have developed an avalanche photodiode that achieved record performance and has the potential to transform next generation night-vision imaging and Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) receivers. For … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar Companies Analyzed – Will Consolidate

Part 1 (published 4/12/2020), dealt with the parallels between the automotive LiDAR and telecom optics investment booms, and posited that going forward, consolidation and pivots for LiDAR companies are inevitable. Part 2 (this article) discusses which types of companies will … Continue reading

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Steering a Laser Beam with Optics has Many Advantages

Imagine a flashlight shooting through a prism, illuminating the scene in front of it — now imagine you could focus that flashlight by selecting which color came out of the prism, sending more light to the top part of the … Continue reading

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Lidar on a Chip Holds Promise for Autonomous Vehicles

There are scores of lidar startups. Why read about another one? In this case it is because lidar on a chip holds great promise for the growing autonomous vehicle market that needs a low cost solid state lidar solution. From an … Continue reading

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Sensor Fusion Makes Sense for Autonomous Vehicles

The automotive industry remains divided on the sensor configuration needed to support autonomous driving. Tesla is resolute that cameras and radar systems will be sufficient, yet both systems have their shortcomings. Harman, a Samsung company believes safe automated and autonomous … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Lidar Technologies from IDTechEx

LiDAR technologies and markets are rapidly evolving, and IDTechEx are tracking more than one hundred 3D LiDAR companies worldwide. Each company claims to offer a highly innovative, next-generation product that is superior to competing technologies. Following a period of dedicated … Continue reading

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SENSR is 3D Perception Software for all Lidar Sensors

SENSR is 3D perception software that wants to become the Windows of 3D Lidar sensors, enabling mass-adoption of automotive-grade LiDAR solutions. It will be interesting to see if the key players will buy into this. Seoul Robotics, a dynamic provider … Continue reading

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Silicon Photonics Lidar Sensor Can Balance on a Pin

Voyant Photonics claims they have a lidar sensor, based on the use of silicon photonics that is so small it can balance on the head of a pin. Now this is where things start to get interesting. From  an article … Continue reading

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