Lidar platform provider LeddarTech has announced a strategic collaboration with First Sensor, a developer of advanced sensor solutions.
LeddarTech, with the support of First Sensor and other industry leaders, is developing the only open and comprehensive lidar platform option for OEMs and Tier 1s. The platform provides the following benefits: a more complete and comprehensive set of solutions that addresses the requirements of OEMs and Tier 1s; common architectures as well as standardized components that ensure lower risk, improved production volume scalability, cost optimization and flexibility to address multiple lidar applications; a scalable platform roadmap ensuring increased performance and cost optimization; and the ability to leverage leading and complementary IP, expertise, and support from technology leaders.
LeddarTech and First Sensor will initiate this collaboration with the development of a lidar evaluation kit, demonstrating a technical concept in a working lidar and creating a tool for Tier 1s and system integrators to develop their own lidar based on LeddarEngine technology, First Sensor avalanche photodiodes (APDs), and additional ecosystem partners’ technologies, products and services. The evaluation kit will primarily target automotive front lidar applications for high-speed highway driving such as Highway Pilot and Traffic Jam Assist.
“Our commitment is to design and develop market matching automotive-quality lidar solutions, and the opportunity to collaborate with LeddarTech is one that will really enable us to advance the autonomous driving space,” said Dr Marc Schillgalies, VP development, First Sensor. “Autonomous driving is a market that’s evolving on a daily basis and, with LeddarTech, we’re developing next-generation technologies to power these technologies for OEMs for many years to come.”