Hesai wins deal with FAW for Hongqi EV lidar

September 22, 2023 PALO ALTO, Calif. – Hesai Technology announced a new design win with FAW Group, for their next generation EV model under Hongqi brand. It marks the first series production design win for Hesai’s ultra-thin long-range lidar ET25. The program is expected to begin mass production and delivery by the first half of 2025.

During the project collaboration, FAW Group has demonstrated its extensive technical expertise and world-leading R & D capabilities. It played a key role in the integration and optimization of the in-cabin lidar solution. Furthermore, the FAW group plans to officially reveal the in-cabin lidar solution at their innovation technology conference in October.

Hesai designed ET25 as their inaugural ultra-thin long-range lidar for ADAS series production vehicles. At only 25 mm in height, it fits seamlessly behind the windshield. The unique in-cabin solution not only improves aerodynamics, and keeps the lidar sensor dust and dirt free, but also contributes to a sleek vehicle design. Additionally, powered by Hesai’s next-generation high-performance transceiver module, ET25 has a detection range of over 250 meters (@10% reflectivity). This enables smarter decision-making in complex road scenarios.

To date, Hesai has delivered over 190,000 lidar units, demonstrating its excellent product performance and reliable mass-production and delivery capabilities. Moreover, according to the latest report by the international research firm Yole Intelligence, Hesai has maintained its position as the global leader in the automotive lidar market for two consecutive years. They currently hold 47% of the total market share.

Hesai is rapidly expanding its ADAS series production programs. Additionally, they are securing design wins for multiple production vehicle models and ADAS development projects with world-renowned OEMs in North America and Europe. As of now, Hesai has secured series production programs with 13 OEMs worldwide.

As lidar becomes a vital component of intelligent vehicles, Hesai commits to work with global OEMs. They aim to drive innovation and deliver a smarter, safer, and more comfortable driving experience for consumers worldwide.

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