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Quanergy reveals solid-state LiDARS for autonomous vehicles

Published: November 21, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA

Quanergy Systems is set to introduce its first solid-state light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensor for advanced driver assistance systems and self-driving cars. The system will cost less than US$1,000 per car and was previewed at the Los Angeles Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo.

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The LiDAR sensor contains an integrated circuit that has no moving parts, but is capable of scanning in every direction (360 degrees) on both a macro and micro scale. This live 3-dimensional view around a car can detect, classify, and track objects in real time.

These sensors, Quanergy says, were designed from the ground up as 3D time-of-flight LiDAR to meet mass commercial deployment and manufacturing requirements. They are suited for a variety of markets throughout the transportation sector, though Quanergy’s current focus is automotive. It’s believed that solid-state sensors would be more reliable and cost-effective than similar, mechanical options.

Quanergy has partnerships with Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai-Kia, Renault-Nissan, and others in the automotive industry. The LiDAR system in its entirety will be on display at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2016.

Source: CC Expo

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