Innoviz to develop LiDAR-Only Autonomous Driving

5 May, 2021

Announces Cooperation with Vueron Technology to combine Innoviz's high-resolution LiDARs and Vueron's perception software

Innoviz Technologies and and Vueron Technology from South Korea will cooperate in building an autonomous driving platform for LiDAR-only self-driving vehicles. Innoviz provides solid-state LiDAR sensor that Selected by BMW for its fully autonomous car program. Vueron provides LiDAR perception software for ADAS, autonomous vehicles, and industrial safety and security systems.

In January of this year Vueron received a self-driving permit issued by the South Korean government. Following receipt of the permit, Vueron executed a 414-kilometer, fully automated, LIDAR-only drive from the capital city of Seoul to the southern port city of Busan, at a maximum speed of 100 km/hr. The mandated safety driver on board did not hold the steering wheel at any time during the full five hours of the historic drive.

“We are impressed by Vueron’s high-performance LiDAR perception software,” said Omer Keilaf, CEO of Innoviz. Joseph Kim, CEO of Vueron, said that the InnovizOne sensor “is the front-runner in LiDAR technology. Both companies are fortunate to have had the same early-stage investor, Naver. We look forward to many years of fruitful cooperation, using Innoviz LiDAR in our solutions for ADAS, autonomous vehicles, industrial safety, IOT and security systems.”

Last month Innoviz announced its new genration InnovizTwo 905nm LiDAR sensor. The new generation achieves a 30x performance improvement and a 70% cost reduction compared with InnovizOne. It provides Extended Field of View (FoV) of 125×40 degrees, increased native resolution of 0.07×0.05 degrees, over 8000 lines each second and a range of 300m, with the ability to see small, dark objects with 10% reflectivity at over 220m under strong sun conditions.

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