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Innoviz announces LiDAR solution for autonomous vehicles

Innoviz Technologies, a provider of LiDAR intelligent sensing solutions designed for the mass commercialisation of autonomous vehicles, has just announced the development of InnovizPro, an after-market LiDAR solution designed for the development of autonomous driving technology.

The company has entered into an agreement with Jabil, a product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services, to mass produce the product. The resulting aftermarket LiDAR device, named InnovizPro, is epxcted to become available starting Q1 2018.

InnovizPro will deliver a high-definition, solid-state LiDAR device that uses Innoviz’s patent-pending sensor technologies and proprietary architecture to deliver superior object detection and accuracy at lower costs than existing LiDAR solutions. The product will enable auto manufacturers, shared mobility companies, autonomous driving technology companies and Tier 1 suppliers to conduct effective development and testing of autonomous driving technology.

Earlier this year, Innoviz unveiled InnovizOne, its flagship automotive grade LiDAR device offering high-definition 3D scanning in a compact, affordable, solid-state design. Innoviz is currently engaging with leading stakeholders on the integration of InnovizOne into driving systems and is continuing development, targeting automotive grade quality for levels 3-5 autonomous driving.

The InnovizOne LiDAR device, currently being used in automated vehicle trials.

Both InnovizOne and InnovizPro offer high-definition intelligent 3D sensing to provide an accurate and reliable scan of a vehicle’s surroundings. The devices will leverage Innoviz’s proprietary System, MEMS and Detector design to deliver superior performance to existing LiDAR solutions, even in challenging environments such as night-time, bright sunlight and varying weather conditions. In addition, the company’s proprietary solid-state design introduces a device without mechanical moving parts compared to traditional LiDAR, enabling Innoviz to offer a smaller product footprint at mass market price.

“Our mission is to enable the autonomous vehicle revolution by providing the highest performance, lowest cost and most compact LiDAR solutions on the market,” said Omer Keilaf, CEO & Co-Founder of Innoviz. “Companies are currently spending tens of thousands of dollars on under-performing LiDAR solutions in order to test their autonomous vehicles.”

“We’ve decided to release our current design and make it available for field production purposes now, because it is already so much more advanced and less expensive than what’s currently available on the market.”

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