Valeo to offer new low-cost solid-state LiDAR


Tier 1 supplier Valeo is adding a new low-cost solid-state LiDAR, developed together with LeddarTech, a specialist in advanced detection and ranging solutions, to its portfolio for driving and parking assistance. The new sensor will be ready for mass production in 2018.


The Solid-state LiDAR will have no mechanical moving parts and will be the least expensive LiDAR sensor on the market, Valeo said. With a proprietary receiver ASIC with 16 discrete detection segments, the sensor will provide best in class sensing performance being able to detect pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles or cars which are only partly in the same lane.


Its purpose-optimized optical system enables a detection range of up to 100 meters. As its field-of-view is easy to adapt, the new sensor can enable various functions from Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) to Right Turn Assist (for commercial vehicles) and can contribute to automated driving functions such as Traffic Jam Assist or Automated Parking.


The sensor works as well at night or in low light situations and in adverse weather conditions such as rain or fog.


The collaboration between the two companies began in 2014, when Valeo selected Leddar technology and signed a cooperation and licensing agreement with LeddarTech.


LeddarTech’s business model allows integrators to benefit from the patented Leddar sensing technology, packaged into ICs, to develop a variety of highly differentiated LiDAR solutions aimed at multiple automotive applications.


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Source: Green Car Congress & Valeo



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