Pure solid-state scanning micro-flash lidar developer Opsys Tech is to supply lidar systems to auto parts supplier HASCO for inclusion in production vehicles as early as 2024 or 2025. The deal builds on another recent announcement that the company is to supply lidar units to another Asia-based supplier for production vehicles within the next two to three years.
“This agreement with a world-leading Tier 1 automotive supplier, HASCO, enables Opsys to enter the Asian automotive lidar systems market segment. It represents a strong and growing recognition that [our lidar] technology and its superior performance to that of competitive systems, will increase the safety of vehicles on the road while enabling the evolution of autonomous functionality at all levels up to L5,” said Opsys Tech chairman Eitan Gertel.
Opsys says its technology achieves four times the range of flash lidar while surpassing flash lidar’s resolution and scanning rate. While other technologies boast either long range, high resolution or a fast-scanning rate, Opsys states it delivers all three in a single unit.
“HASCO has worked in the ADAS field for more than 10 years and has launched lots of products to the market such as millimeter radar (includes forward looking, surround, 4D imaging radar, In-Cabin Child presence detection radar, power door radar), smart camera, fusion system, domain controller etc. With the several years cooperation with Opsys Tech, HASCO has decided to go with the pure solid-state scanning lidar technology which Opsys Tech developed and HASCO has tested,” said Xie Bin, general manager of HASCO’s ADAS business unit.