With its new generation LiDAR, Valeo makes autonomous mobility a
This new technology, which offers significantly enhanced performance, makes autonomous mobility a reality and provides previously unseen levels of road safety.
Geoffrey Bouquot, Valeo's Senior Vice-President, R&D and Strategy said: "Valeo's third generation LiDAR is a major technological advance toward the autonomous vehicle. This upgrade strengthens Valeo's technological and industrial leadership in the field, when it was already the only supplier on the market currently series-producing an automotive-grade LiDAR scanner. Our number one goal with this device remains the same – to save lives on the road."
Valeo's third generation LiDAR delivers unrivaled performance in terms of range, resolution and frame rate.
It reconstructs a 3D real-time image of the vehicle's surroundings at a rate of 4.5 million pixels and 25 frames per second. Compared to the previous generation, the resolution has been increased 12-fold, the range 3-fold and the viewing angle 2.5-fold.
Thanks to its unique perception capabilities, this new LiDAR can see things that humans, cameras and radars cannot. This means that driving can be delegated to the vehicle in many situations (level 2 automation and above), including...