Source: Valeo announcement

DETROIT — Valeo, a global leader in advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), has introduced its third generation scanning LiDAR system set for market debut in 2024. The new technology offers significantly enhanced performance, makes autonomous mobility a reality and provides previously unseen levels of road safety.

Geoffrey Bouquot, Valeo’s senior vice president for R&D and Strategy said, “Valeo’s third generation LiDAR is a major technological advance toward the autonomous vehicle. This upgrade strengthens Valeo’s technological and industrial leadership in the field since we already are the only supplier on the market currently series-producing an automotive-grade LiDAR scanner.

“Our number one goal with this device remains the same – to save lives on the road.”

Valeo’s third generation LiDAR delivers unrivaled performance in terms of range, resolution and frame rate.

It reconstructs a 3D real-time image of the vehicle’s surroundings at a rate of 4.5 million pixels and 25 frames per second. Compared to the previous generation, the resolution has been increased 17-fold, the range 3-fold and the viewing angle 2.5-fold.

Thanks to its unique perception capabilities, the new LiDAR can see things that humans, cameras and radars cannot. This means that driving can be delegated to the vehicle in many situations (level 2 automation and above), including on the highway at speeds of up to 130km/h. Even in such situations, a vehicle fitted with the third generation scanning LiDAR can completely manage emergency situations autonomously.

Valeo’s scanning LiDAR detects, recognizes and classifies all objects located around the vehicle. If the objects are moving, it measures their speed and direction.

The scanning LiDAR can adapt to all light conditions, whether it’s dazzlingly bright or pitch black. It even measures the density of raindrops to calculate the right braking distance. It tracks nearby vehicles, even when they are no longer in the driver’s line of sight and uses algorithms to anticipate their trajectories and trigger necessary safety maneuvers.

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