XenomatiX and AGC have developed a system that will make it easier for manufacturers to integrate lidar into their vehicles
True solid-state lidar technology provider XenomatiX has partnered with AGC Automotive Europe, a developer of multifunctional automotive glazing technology, to develop a windshield-mounted lidar system that enables self-driving cars to move from a prototype look and feel to a complete consumer design aspect.
The true solid-state nature of XenoLidar, XenomatiX’s high-performance lidar, enables seamless integration behind a vehicle’s windshield. The absence of moving parts, low power consumption and multibeam concept work with AGC’s Wideye windshields to offer zero infrared spectroscopy (IR) absorption and a clear view.
“Integrating XenoLidar behind the front and rear windows is an important step toward higher levels of automation for mass-production cars,” said Filip Geuens, CEO of XenomatiX. “We are proud AGC selected XenomatiX for a collaboration related to its lidar-optimized Wideye windshield.”
AGC Automotive Europe CEO Jean Marc Meunier said: “We are pleased to offer Wideye and the first windshield transparent for infrared lidar light. This way we tackle multiple concerns from car manufacturers on lidar integration, such as cleaning the sensor, protecting it and wiring it efficiently. XenomatiX’s concept matches very well with our Wideye windshield. Bringing together our expertise will enable car manufacturers to add lidar to cars in a clean and trustworthy way.”
The XenoLidar-Wideye integration is in the final stages of R&D.