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Hesai Technology releases Pandar128 LiDAR for autonomous vehicles

Hesai, officially released its next-generation mechanical LiDAR, Pandar128.

Pandar128 features:

  • Resolution: up to 0.1° (H) * 0.125° (V) at 10 Hz refresh rate
  • Up to 6,912,000 points/sec
  • Detection capability: 200 m (10% reflectivity target)
  • High reflectivity accuracy and precision
  • Higher ingress protection rating: IP6K9K

Pandar128 represents increased performance over existing mechanical LiDAR sensors. It offers the best horizontal resolution (up to 0.1°), 1.5x the entire points produced by other available 128-channel LiDARs, and features a detection capability of 200 meters @ 10% reflectivity. This measurement frequency and distance enable good perception over an extended range, providing autonomous driving systems with longer response time-critical for safe operation at medium-to-high driving speeds.

Pandar128’s design is more compact and lightweight

Pandar128 offers a better level of ingress protection (IP6K9K), ensuring reliability altogether weather conditions. Additionally, Hesai’s proprietary, industry-leading interference rejection feature has been further refined, reducing the noise rate. 

Despite comprising twice the amount of beams as Hesai’s Pandar64, Pandar128 retains a little form factor: it is just 7 mm taller and weighs just 1.63 kg. Pandar128’s compact design allows for seamless integration into a vehicle’s exterior for a more aesthetic configuration. The new system architecture also minimizes power consumption, requiring a maximum of 27 W (10 Hz), despite the huge data volume.

Pandar128 has undergone more than 50 different reliability tests

Pandar128 is meant for automotive volume production. It has skilled comprehensive testing and is embedded with several innovative features, like self-diagnosis for each beam. The sensor data is additionally encoded to safeguard against data misrepresentation or falsification. Referencing the complete array of international automotive standards at the component, product, and process-level, Pandar128 has been meticulously scrutinized and optimized from the ground-up to make sure user safety, system integrity, and reliability.

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