Innoviz debuts automotive perception platform to accelerate AV development

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Innoviz Technologies, an Israeli provider of solid-state lidar sensors and perception software, has released ‘InnovizAPP’ – a new automotive perception platform featuring automotive-grade hardware and software that enable autonomous vehicles (AVs) to identify and classify objects. Innoviz says it is already shipping InnovizAPP to a number of auto makers, including BMW, helping them accelerate timelines for consumer AV programs globally.

InnovizAPP is based on Innoviz’s advanced Perception Software, which leverages the rich data derived from Innoviz’s lidar sensors, coupled with proprietary AI algorithms, to analyze the point cloud and estimate an object’s speed with high precision. The software can accurately detect and classify objects in any 3D driving scene up to 250m away, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians and more, according to the company. It also executes perception algorithms in real time, detecting and classifying pixels as collision relevant or non-collision relevant.

The company says its InnovizAPP hardware provides an automotive-grade reference design based on low-cost automotive-grade components. It connects to existing vehicle systems and enables real-time perception in a simple plug-and-play manner, allowing auto makers to test and learn how to build their own autonomous driving systems.

“InnovizAPP is a true technology breakthrough, offering an adaptable automotive-grade chip and platform that can be incorporated into existing vehicles,” said Omer Keilaf, CEO and co-founder of Innoviz. “We developed it in response to requests from major auto makers, and our customers in Asia, Europe, and North America are already optimizing their AV programs with this platform, which is rapidly becoming the gold standard for customer validation.”

Both the perception software and Innoviz’s solid-state lidar sensor, InnovizOne, are designed and developed to conform with the automotive industry’s highest standards and are being adopted by key industry leaders, including BMW.

Innoviz announced at the end of last year that it had entered a definitive agreement with Collective Growth Corporation, which will result in Innoviz becoming a publicly listed company.

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