A collaboration between Hesai Technology and Nvidia will see Hesai’s lidar sensors integrated with the Nvidia Drive and Nvidia Omniverse ecosystems. By combining Hesai’s lidar sensors with Nvidia’s AI, simulation and software development platforms, the companies aim to “unlock new possibilities for the autonomous driving industry”.
Nvidia DriveWorks enables vehicle software development and can be used to build and deploy AD applications. Users developing AD solutions on DriveWorks will now be able to integrate Hesai’s lidar sensors into their vehicles.
Nvidia Drive Sim – built on the Omniverse platform – enables developers to test and validate AD systems in a physically based virtual environment. Following the integration of Hesai’s lidar, engineers will benefit from improved capabilities for simulating real-world lidar data, enabling more accurate testing of AV algorithms.
Hesai’s ultra-high resolution long-range lidar – the AT128 – features 128 independent VCSEL laser transmitters and can achieve 1.53 million data points per second and a detection range of 200m.
“By combining our expertise in lidar technology with Nvidia’s world-class simulation and software development platforms, we can provide developers with invaluable insights and resources for unlocking the full potential of lidar in autonomous driving applications,” commented Bob in den Bosch, SVP of global sales, Hesai Technology. “This announcement marks a significant step forward in advancing the autonomous driving industry.”
“This collaboration will provide autonomous vehicle developers with seamless tools and flexibility along the AV pipeline,” said Glenn Schuster, senior director of Sensor Ecosystems, Nvidia. “Together, we aim to push the boundaries of lidar technology and accelerate the deployment of safe and efficient autonomous driving.”