RoboSense annouces first public road test of vehicle with smart LiDAR

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 09 Jan 2020


RoboSense, the autonomous driving LiDAR perception solution provider, announced the world’s first public road test of a vehicle equipped with a Smart LiDAR Sensor at CES 2020. The RoboSense Smart LiDAR car, featuring the award-winning RS-LiDAR-M1 Smart LiDAR, will be running outside the Las Vegas Convention Center daily during CES 2020, showing the latest technological progress in this segment.

The RoboSense RS-LiDAR-M1 Smart LiDAR is the world’s first MEMS Smart LiDAR Sensor to incorporate sensor hardware, AI perception algorithms, and IC chipsets, transforming conventional LiDAR sensors from an information collector to a complete data analysis and comprehension system. It helps provide essential information that facilitates faster decision making by autonomous vehicles. The RS-LiDAR-M1 is the winner of the CES Innovation Award for two consecutive years in a row, 2019 and 2020.

Dr Leilei Shinohara, RoboSense Co-Partner and Vice President of R&D said, “After optimisation based on large amounts of data, RoboSense’s algorithm performance and software stability and reliability have proven to have many key advantages. Developed by RoboSense after more than a decade of exhaustive research in perception technology, it has combined the advantages of deep-learning-based AI algorithm with the traditional algorithms to keep functional safety. Since 2017, RoboSense’s algorithms have gained more than 100 global partners for various types of autonomous driving scenario certifications.”

This super high-performance 128-beam LiDAR RS-Ruby possesses an ultra-high resolution of 0.1° and the range performance of 200m for a 10% reflectivity target. The RS-BPearl, the first mass-produced short-range LiDAR for blind-spot detection, reaches the minimum detection range of less than several centimeters, with hemispheric FOV coverage of 90° * 360°, which not only identifies objects around the vehicle’s body precisely but can also detect the actual height information in particular scenarios, such as with bridge tunnels and culverts.

Partnering demonstrations at CES 2020
RoboSense has partnerships with numerous industry leaders who will be announcing partnerships or co-demonstrating with RoboSense at CES, including ON Semiconductor, Xilinx, Horizon, AutoX, and Freetech.

Wade Appelman, Vice President of ISG, SensL Division, ON Semiconductor, said, “The combo of RoboSense LiDAR with the ON Semiconductor RD Series SiPM family of products will perform much better than the older APD technology employed by legacy LiDAR manufacturers using mechanical scanning architectures, further enhancing the performance of the RS-LiDAR-M1 to be one of the best in the automotive LiDAR market.”


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