Software-definable PreAct T30P flash lidar now available from PreAct Technologies

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PreAct Technologies has released the T30P flash lidar, which it states is the only flash lidar on the market capable of supporting over-the-air updates for software-defined architectures for a vehicle’s entire service life.

The T30P sensor, designed to be software-definable and easily integrated into a complete ADAS or autonomous vehicle software stack for OEMs, is said to deliver future-proof, high-performance sensing at a lower cost than other currently available lidars.

“Not only are we excited to bring our software-definable flash lidar to market, but we have multiple production projects in the works and this is just the beginning of a period of rapid growth for our company,” said Paul Drysch, CEO, PreAct Technologies.  “We’ve spent the last three years creating a solution that fulfills the need of software-defined vehicles, providing the most value over the long term and our work has been validated by Tier 1s and OEMs.”

With the integration of high-performance computing into vehicles becoming more frequent, PreAct is working with OEMs to future-proof vehicles by providing increasingly sophisticated ADAS and safety applications throughout a vehicle’s lifetime. The new software-definable lidar from PreAct enables new and better ADAS applications, in addition to improving the performance of hardware over the life of the vehicle through software upgrades.

Due to its flexible design, PreAct’s flash lidar also enables Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs to package one sensor for multiple use cases. These can include curb detection and parking assistance or automatic door actuation and self-parking.

“As an industry analyst who talks with OEMs and suppliers frequently, it is clear to me that there is a pressing need for better, faster and more affordable lidar solutions to further advance the development and adoption of ADAS and autonomous driving features and functionality,” commented Ian Riches, vice president of the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics, now part of TechInsights.

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