RoboSense, a Smart LiDAR Sensor provider, has entered into a partnership with Chinese state-owned an automotive OEM FAW (“First Automobile Works”). The company also showcased the milestone achievement of last year’s cooperation: the first batch of solid-state Smart LiDAR Sensor RS-LiDAR-M1.
The deal is to include RS-LiDAR-M1 as core component into FAW’s proprietary next-generation autonomous driving system development, therefore accelerating the serial production of the world’s first automotive-grade solid-state MEMS-based Smart LiDAR Sensor, in order to promote Level 3 vehicle autonomy and above.
The final commercialized version of RS-LiDAR-M1 is all-in-one unit MEMS-based Smart LiDAR Sensor for self-driving passenger vehicles with its own embedded AI algorithm technologies and SoC (System of Chip). It transforms traditional LiDAR systems (also known as solely data collectors), to full data analysis and comprehension systems.
According to the company, the RS-LiDAR-M1 collects and interprets high definition 3D point cloud data. Its built-in AI algorithm and SoC also process road data in real-time, while at the same time synchronizing outputs of high-precision localization, obstacle detection, tracking and classification, road curbs and driving areas detection.
The company’s dedicated SoC built into the Smart LiDAR Sensor also withstands strong bumps and jolts in the vehicle, and is also small and light-weight. It also claims to reduce more power consumption while improving performance compared to automotive ECUs, saving much more passenger space at the same time.
The RS-LiDAR-M1 is cleanly designed in a streamlined body that allows it to be easily embedded onto any part of the vehicle for the complete aesthetics of automobile. It costs only hundreds of dollars each, based on its deployment of MEMS micro-mirror scanning structure and simplified manufacturing and streamlines production, while maintaining high product quality and reliability to meet exacting OEM requirements.
The Smart LiDAR Sensor RS-LiDAR-M1 delivered by RoboSense will be used for FAW’s automotive-grade testing and self-driving passenger cars research development.
Source: Press Release