Austria-based sensing element developer ams has informed that it has signed an agreement with Ibeo Automotive Systems, the German specialist for automotive LiDAR sensor technology, and ZF Friedrichshafen, technology developer, to advance LiDAR technology to be used in autonomous driving and different applications. The three firms can partner on joint R&D efforts to make sure that this exciting innovation can be easily and safely adopted by 2021.
ams is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of superior sensor solutions. It keeps the mission to shape the world sensor options through offering a seamless interface between human beings and technology. ams’ high-performance sensor solutions drive functions requiring small structure factor, low power, best sensitivity and multi-sensor integration. Products encompass sensor solutions, sensor ICs, interfaces and related software program for consumer, communications, industrial, medical, and automotive markets.
ams will give automotive-grade VCSEL (Vertical Depth Surface Emanating Laser)
cluster and drivers which give prevalent unwavering quality and steadiness compared to competing for light sources, such as edge emitters and LED. ams is the primary to market with solid-state LiDAR brightening arrangements, meaning no mechanical parts are required to direct the light bar heading, moving forward unwavering quality whereas decreasing complexity, measure, weight, and cost. Due to the high unwavering quality and small form factor, solid-state LiDAR clears the way for massive LiDAR deployment in the automotive segment.
Aine Denari, Senior Vice President, Global Electronics ADAS, ZF said, “As a world leader in electric mobility and autonomous driving solutions for the automotive industry, our global capabilities and deep knowledge of integrated safety, motion control and digitalization bring a unique aspect in taking LiDAR to the next level on a global scale. This joint activity will help make autonomous driving a safe and secure reality globally”.
Dr. Ulrich Lages, CEO, Ibeo Automotive Systems stated, “LiDAR is as of now a key innovation within the automotive sphere, and to date, our leading items are utilized with automobile companies in Europe and around the world. The combination of our arrangement know-how with ams VCSEL innovation will make a tipping point for solid-state LiDAR in the automotive sector.”
LiDAR is an optical detecting innovation that measures distance and direction of the encompassing objects by lighting up them with a laser beam and identifying the reflection of the object. It interestingly extends and determination properties the reflection of the object, complement radar and camera arrangement to empower the ‘Holy Grail’ of the self-driving car industry – SAE level 5* or completely autonomous driving