Chinese lidar developer RoboSense has formed a strategic partnership with ControlWorks, a manufacturer of automotive electronics systems in Korea, to sell its smart lidar sensor systems to Korean OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. ControlWorks will provide localized sales channels, product services and technical support for the Korean market.
RoboSense’s autonomous perception systems consist of advanced lidar hardware and AI point cloud perception algorithms that help facilitate high-precision localization, as well as obstacle detection, classification and tracking.
Targeted to Level 3+ mass-production passenger cars, RoboSense provides advanced smart sensors based on the RS-LiDAR-M1. The mass-production version of the M1, to be provided to OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, will have a built-in dedicated computing chip to run RoboSense’s proprietary AI point cloud perception RS-LiDAR-Algorithms, outputting the environment-perception results in real time.
With this advanced smart sensor, customers will no longer need an additional ECU on the vehicle to run algorithms, which will greatly reduce mass-production cost and also save space.
Mark Qiu, RoboSense chief operations officer and co-founder, said, “Korea has an advanced and complete automotive industry, while ControlWorks is a veteran in providing automotive electronic control systems that meet high safety and reliability requirements. We are honored to work with ControlWorks.
“Together, we will push forward the landing for lidar perception system solutions to be implemented into the product strategy of automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers. We will deeply cooperate with more companies and organizations promoting mass commercialization of autonomous driving technologies through RoboSense’s advanced products,” he said.