Innoviz partners Harman for affordable LiDAR Tech

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 07 Jan 2019


Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of LiDAR sensing solutions, today announced that it has partnered Harman International, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets. The newfound strategic partnership will make Innoviz’s high-performing, solid-state and mass-producible LiDAR solutions available to OEMs globally.

Harman will leverage Innoviz’s LiDAR offerings to reinforce its position as a leading provider of products and technologies to automakers that help improve vehicle safety, perception, connectivity and experiences. The partners say the Innoviz’s LiDAR will specifically enhance Harman's existing ADAS and automated driving initiatives, helping deliver superior driver assist features today and enable Levels 3-5 automation tomorrow.

“Harman’s partnership with Innoviz reflects the company’s leadership in providing high-quality perception solutions now, and dedication to collaboratively pushing the automotive industry forward in the short-term, meeting automakers’ ambitious goals of autonomous vehicles in the next few years. Together, we’ll be able to effect change on a global scale, benefitting our customers and supporting the industry’s unstoppable move towards semi- to fully-autonomous vehicles,” said Mike Peters, president, Connected Car, Harman International.

Bringing low-cost high-performance InnovizOne to OEMs
Under the partnership, Harman will make available InnovizOne to OEMsThe low-cost solid-state LiDAR sensor (InnovizOne) is designed specifically for automotive deployments and automakers’ mass-production needs.

The Innoviz LiDAR sensors are claimed to create dense 3D point clouds and through Innoviz’s perception software it enables object detection, classification and tracking at long distances. The solution delivers on all of the automotive industry’s needs for performance, reliability, cost, compact size and product maturity, and is claimed to be an essential sensor for next generation autonomous vehicles.

Omer Keilaf, CEO and co-founder, Innoviz said: “Partnering with Harman marks a significant milestone for Innoviz. Harman serves as a strategic gateway to OEMs pursuing ADAS and autonomous driving technologies that are in desperate need of a sensing solution that delivers unrivalled performance in a low-cost device that is available now. Innoviz has long served as a lighthouse in the LiDAR space, leading the pack with OEM design wins and Tier 1 supplier partnerships – and Harman helps strengthen that lead by offering Innoviz’s LiDAR solutions.”


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