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LiDAR market worldwide is projected to grow by US$1.7 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 17.6%.
Within the autonomous driving circle, the use of LiDAR has been a topic of debate.
Traditionally, lidar has been used for mapping and in construction, civil engineering, mining and transportation.
Many in the photonics industry have disputed these remarks at conferences and events I've attended, saying that lidar is essential to meet the required safety and performance levels.
Consequently, LIDAR is becoming the preferred technology for wind resource measurements, and various methods for deriving TI information from LIDAR measurements have been proposed in research settings.
The Velarray is the first solid-state Velodyne lidar sensor that is embeddable and fits behind a windshield, as an integral component for superior, more effective advanced driver assistance systems.
Vektra generated 3D point clouds in Dubrovnik using various lidar technologies including Teledyne Optech's Maverick mobile lidar system and Polaris fixed terrestrial scanner.
The LiDAR solutions are increasingly used in UAVs to produce high-resolution digital surfaces and terrain & elevation models for numerous business applications.
It was a gloomy, rainy day on the crowded streets of New York City, but i was amazed by the level of detail the suite of lidar sensors mounted to a BMW (an investor in Blackmore) could detect.
"It is our goal to produce lidar in the millions of units with manufacturing partners such as Nikon," says Marta Hall, President at Velodyne Lidar.
As self-driving technology company Aurora goes all in by buying sensor company Blackmore, Tesla ((https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/TSLA?p=TSLA&.tsrc=fin-srch) TSLA ) CEO (https://www.ibtimes.com/elon-musk-be-honored-stephen-hawking-award-his-role-promoting-science-2791959) Elon Musk called the use of lidar for autonomous vehicles "freaking stupid." Musk criticized the sensor technology as he was unveiling his plans to have 1 million self-driving (https://www.ibtimes.com/tesla-critic-bets-10000-elon-musk-wont-reach-2019-goals-autopilot-robotaxis-2791776) robotaxis in Tesla's portfolio of self-driving vehicles.
With the notable exception of Elon Musk's Tesla Inc., most automakers have said their self-driving cars will rely on a detection system known as lidar. The state of the art sensors use laser light pulses to render precise images of the environment around the car.
Nikon Corporation (Nikon) has become a new strategic investor in Velodyne Lidar, Inc., with an investment of $25M.
Auto Business News-December 19, 2018--TriLumina to launch LiDAR and 3D Sensing Illumination Modules at 2019 CES