Industrials / Automotive

Automotive Lidar

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What is Automotive Lidar?

Companies in this market are developing lidar sensors and software that create a 3D rendering of a vehicle’s surroundings, facilitating object detection. Given the high cost of traditional spinning lidar units, companies are exploring a number of alternative design approaches, such as solid-state lidar (which includes MEMS-based lidar and optical phased array lidar) and flash lidar.

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Leaders

Leaders are the most established service providers in the market and possess the breadth to address various customer needs.

See why these companies made it as leaders for Automotive Lidar. These companies include LeddarTech and Sense Photonics.

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LeddarTech

Canada / Founded Year: 2007

LeddarTech provides flexible, robust, and accurate sensing technology for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD). The company's solutions enable customers to solve critical environmental sensing, fusion, and perception challenges across the entire value chain. The company offers cost-effective, scalable solutions such as LeddarVision, a raw-data sensor fusion and perception platform that generates a comprehensive 3D environmental model with multi-sensor support for camera, radar, and LiDAR configurations.

Known Partners

Kion Group, Seoul Robotics, dSPACE, and 1 more

Known Customers

OSRAM, Milla Group, cavonix.com, and 2 more

Key People

Charles Boulanger, Frantz Saintellemy MBA, Pierre Olivier

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Sense Photonics

United States / Founded Year: 2016

Sense Photonics is a technology company that produces LiDAR and 3D sensor solutions for the autonomous vehicle, UAV, and industrial automation markets.On October 5th, 2021, Sense Photonics was acquired by Ouster at a valuation of $68M.

Key People

Scott Burroughs, Shauna McIntyre, Mark Sandoval, and 2 more

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Innoviz Technologies

Israel / Founded Year: 2016

Innoviz Technologies (NASDAQ: INVZ) manufactures high-performance, solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software that enable the mass-production of autonomous vehicles. InnovizPro is a solid-state LiDAR that offers value for automotive and other applications. InnovizOne is an automotive-grade LiDAR sensor that provides superior 3D sensing for Level 3-Level 5 autonomous driving.

Key People

Amit Steinberg, Omer David Keilaf, Eldar Cegla, and 1 more

Highfliers

Highfliers are the most innovative service providers in the market and possess the resources to address evolving customer needs.

See why these companies made it as highfliers for Automotive Lidar. These companies include Hesai Tech and Innovusion.

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Hesai Tech

China / Founded Year: 2013

Hesai Photonics Technology is a LiDAR tech firm focusing on the development of smart sensing solutions for autonomous cars and natural gas leak detection systems.

Known Partners

NVIDIA, Outsight, Scale AI

Key People

Yifan Li, Shaoqin Xiang

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Innovusion

United States / Founded Year: 2016

Innovusion is a developer of LiDAR technology for the autonomous vehicle markets. Innovusion is making its LiDAR system, the Innovusion Cheetah, available for ordering by customers worldwide. It is an image-grade LiDAR system that supports level 4+* (fully autonomous under certain operating conditions) autonomous driving solutions.

Key People

Junwei Bao, Yimin Li

Outperformers

Outperformers are the most specialized service providers in the market and possess the expertise to address unique customer needs.

See why these companies made it as outperformers for Automotive Lidar. These companies include Baraja and Seoul Robotics.

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Baraja

Australia / Founded Year: 2015

Baraja is the creator of Spectrum-Scan LiDAR for autonomous vehicles that uses prism-like optics and shifting wavelengths of light to create eyes for self-driving vehicles.

Key People

Federico Collarte, Cibby Pulikkaseril, Craig Davis

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Seoul Robotics

South Korea / Founded Year: 2017

Seoul Robotics develops software to help self-driving car companies fully utilize LIDAR sensors.

Known Customers

Mercedes-Benz, BMW Group

Key People

Minh Truong, HanBin Lee, Oran Kwon, and 1 more

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SOS LAB

South Korea / Founded Year: 2016

SOS LAB is a manufacturer of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology for self-driving cars, drones, and robotics.

Known Partners

SEMES, Mando

Key People

Sungui Hwang, JunHwan Jang

Challengers

Challengers are the most promising service providers in the market and possess the agility to address emerging customer needs.

See why these companies made it as challengers for Automotive Lidar. These companies include Blickfeld and Psionic.

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Blickfeld

Germany / Founded Year: 2017

Blickfeld develops a low-cost light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system to let autonomous vehicles navigate and operate.

Key People

Rolf Wojtech, Mathias Müller, Florian Petit, and 2 more

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Psionic

United States / Founded Year: 2016

Psionic develops Psionic Doppler Lidar for autonomous space vehicles. Doppler Lidar provides fast, long-distance unambiguous range and bearing measurements.

Key People

Stephen Sandford, Sean Kish, Lee Wright

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Voyant Photonics

United States / Founded Year: 2018

Voyant Photonics creates LIDAR-on-a-chip solutions for 3D sensing, providing competitive performance. Voyant uses patented nano-optic approaches to provide a range of imaging sensors for a variety of applications including autonomous vehicles, drones, robotics, and factory automation.

Key People

Chris Phare, Peter Stern, Steven Miller

What is Automotive Lidar?

Companies in this market are developing lidar sensors and software that create a 3D rendering of a vehicle’s surroundings, facilitating object detection. Given the high cost of traditional spinning lidar units, companies are exploring a number of alternative design approaches, such as solid-state lidar (which includes MEMS-based lidar and optical phased array lidar) and flash lidar.

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