Hesai has released a new 32-channel mid-range LiDAR. Based on a new system architecture integrating Hesai’s LiDAR ASICs, PandarXT is a cost-effective solution designed for multiple applications, including low-to-medium-speed autonomous driving.
PandarXT was developed to deal with specific industrial requirements. Extensive R&D work and testing have gone into designing specialized LiDAR ASICs that integrate the functions of dozens of circuit boards. The new transceiver system streamlines multiple complex optical assembly and adjustment processes into just one process, thereby reducing costs and improving performance, reliability, and manufacturing scalability.
The new system architecture, based on Hesai‘s self-developed LiDAR ASICs, delivers additional performance enhancements. PandarXT features a minimum range of zero and outputs valid point cloud even when an object directly touches the sensor’s enclosure. It also has millimeter-level ranging accuracy and superb precision. Furthermore, its improved reflectivity accuracy and greater dynamic range enable accurate and consistent detection of retroreflectors, low-reflectivity targets, and object boundaries with sudden changes in reflectivity. Consistent with every LiDAR in Hesai’s Pandar series, PandarXT has undergone and passed stringent reliability testing to make sure robustness and reliability in any operational environment.