20 mars 2018

3D LiDAR Delivers Automotive Solutions

3D LiDAR Delivers Automotive Solutions One of the hot technologies at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is 3D LiDAR, which will be critical to the success of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles. Automotive technology continues to be a hot topic at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. 3D LiDAR is prominent, as it is a key sensor component for advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and self-driving cars. Two things are driving improvements in 3D LiDAR. The first is improved emitters, since LiDAR... [Lire la suite]
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08 février 2018

Velodyne’s latest LIDAR lets driverless cars handle high-speed situations

Velodyne’s latest LIDAR lets driverless cars handle high-speed situations Self-driving cars from Alphabet’s Waymo are currently cruising the streets of suburban Arizona, navigating around with no human at the ready to take the wheel should something go wrong. It’s some of the most advanced testing we’ve seen so far, reaching what’s know as Level 4 autonomy. These cars can operate without any human input, but only under certain conditions and on certain roads. Velodyne, one of the leading manufacturers of laser sensor for... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2018

Free space detection with RoadNex : real time implementation on a regular smartphone

Free space detection with RoadNex : real time implementation on a regular smartphone  Panoramic movement (the most complex for any detection algorithm) with smartphone in hand (so calibration must be very robust as heigth and angle of camera is changing all the time). The goal of this free space detection is to detect as more drivable surface as possible (including sidewalks if not too high, including security area, etc ...). Indeed, the "lane" borders are detected by a borders detection algorithm (different from free space). ... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2018

NEXYAD report of CES 2018 in Las Vegas : trends in intelligent cars

NEXYAD report of CES 2018 in Las Vegas : trends in intelligent cars NEXYAD was on the LeddarTech booth this year on Central Plaza at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, on the "LeddarTech Ecosystem" area. NEXYAD and LeddarTech are both members of MOV'EO Groupement ADAS. NIT, SHERPA Eng, and INTEMPORA were also there. NEXYAD proposes a short report of what was heavily represented at the CES this year. Keywords of this issue are shuttles, smartcities, and lidar. You can read the short report here... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

Innoviz debuts an aftermarket LiDAR product for self-driving car development

Innoviz debuts an aftermarket LiDAR product for self-driving car development LiDAR is a key ingredient in the overall sensing package required to make autonomous cars a reality (though Tesla would disagree), but it’s also prohibitively expensive, especially for companies just starting out, and researchers not tied to companies with deep pockets. That’s why Innoviz has created a new aftermarket LiDAR unit offering good performance at more budget-friendly prices, set to go into mass production starting early next year. The solution... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2017

LeddarTech Leads the Charge in Solid-State LiDAR for Autonomous Driving with US$101 Million Series C Financing

September 7, 2017 09:30 AM Eastern Time Major endorsement by key strategic partners led by Osram and including Delphi, Magneti Marelli, IDT, as well as Fonds de solidarité FTQ LeddarTech. Inc. today announced the completion of a combined investment of US$101 million (close to CA$130 million) led by Osram and including Delphi, Magneti Marelli and Integrated Device Technology, Inc. as strategic investors, as well as Fonds de solidarité FTQ. Representing the Company’s largest capital raise to date, this round of funding will allow... [Lire la suite]

28 août 2017

Why trucks are leading the way when it comes to autonomous technology

Why trucks are leading the way when it comes to autonomous technology Carmakers are making incredible advances when it comes to autonomous technology, but the first fully autonomous vehicles to hit the roads may actually be trucks, with the transport behemoths proving naturally suited to self-driving technology. Packaging Self-driving vehicles cram in an incredible amount of technology. There’s LiDAR, radar, a huge array of different cameras and other sensors, mapping and GPS and a computer that has to make sense of it all. If it’s... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

The future of automotive is coming faster than you think

The future of automotive is coming faster than you think As excitedly as we talk about it, you’d think the promise of fully autonomous vehicles is right around the bend, just another few miles and we’ll pull into our destination. In truth, we’re not there yet, and a few sceptics even suggest we’ll never get there — too many bumps in the road ahead. As engineers, we know that we’ll get to the holy grail of autonomous driving. The key questions are how long will it take, what’s the best route and how much will it cost? Let’s pull out... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2017

Baidu’s self-driving cars begin public test in Wuzhen, China

Baidu’s self-driving cars begin public test in Wuzhen, China Internet giant Baidu is fast-forwarding its own self-driving car tests with a new public trial of autonomous vehicles, including cars supplied by Chinese automakers BYD, Chery and BAIC. The public tests opened for passengers on Tuesday, and have ferried around 200 people, as of today, across a 3.16 km (around 2 miles) stretch of road in tourist destination Wuzhen, which has been “mapped with centimetre accuracy,” according to Baidu. The driverless vehicles are... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

Asia-Pacific Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) Market (2016 - 2022)

Asia-Pacific Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) Market (2016 - 2022) NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are electronic components installed in vehicles, which present an intelligent driving experience to the driver. These systems comprise of unique sensors such as ultrasonic, image, RADAR, LiDAR, infrared and LASER. Ongoing industrialization efforts, increasing manufacturing output and rising standards of living are the key factors that would propel the growth of the... [Lire la suite]