QUEBEC CITY, May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®a world-class leader in precise, robust and versatile sensing technology for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS systems) and autonomous driving systems (AD systems), is pleased to announce the official launch of LeddarSteer™ , a digital beam steering solution designed for smart LiDAR sensor developers and Tier 1-2 automotive suppliers.
Digital beam steering technology refers to the change in direction of laser pulses in a LiDAR. Using an overlay of alternating liquid crystal cells and polarization gratings allows light to be directed at different angles and at a specific wavelength to increase a LiDAR’s field of view while maximizing its performance, thus ensuring the digital orientation of the LiDAR beam.
The LeddarSteer digital beam steering solution offers a host of benefits to smart LiDAR sensor developers and Tier 1-2 vendors, including:
- Software controlled instant adjustments
- Frame-by-frame adjustment
- Predefined or custom configuration
- Easy implementation and user-friendly interface
- Control by voltage variation
- Multiple LiDAR applications
- Compatible with a wide variety of LiDAR architectures
- Covers multiple use cases
- Adjustable field of view for various actions including turns, exits, lane changes and grades
- Same LiDAR for highway or city driving
- Reduces the number of sensors, therefore the costs
- Technology solid state automotive gradefor significantly increased reliability
The LeddarSteer can perfectly be integrated into an existing LiDAR architecture in order to widen the field of view, or be integrated into a new system. The solution improves signal-to-noise ratio by focusing laser power on a precise region of interest, while reducing the size, cost and complexity of LiDAR components and maintaining high resolution.
“For more than a decade, LeddarTech has been at the forefront of developing sensing solutions that enable our customers to deliver high-performance ADAS and AD sensors,” said Mr. Charles Boulanger, Chief management of LeddarTech. “LeddarSteer is the only intelligent digital beam steering component designed for mass production that meets the agility, reliability, cost, size and performance requirements required by the most stringent 3D sensing applications and compatible with standard automotive manufacturing processes,” Mr. Boulanger concluded.
About Leddar Tech
Founded in 2007, LeddarTech provides comprehensive, integrated environmental sensing solutions that enable customers to solve critical sensing, data fusion and perception problems across the value chain. LeddarTech offers optimized and scalable perception solutions supporting levels of autonomy 2 (driver assistance) up to 5 (full autonomy) with LeddarVision™, a fusion platform of raw sensor and perception data that generates a model detailed 3D environmental from a variety of configurations and sensor types. LeddarTech also supports LiDAR manufacturers and Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers by offering key technological blocks such as LeddarSteer™ digital beam steering or the LeddarEngine™, built on LeddarTech’s Leddar™ technology and which uses techniques proprietary signal acquisition and processing to generate a richer, cleaner return signal at a lower cost. The LeddarEngine is a highly integrated, scalable SoC and LiDAR software combination that enables LiDAR developers and Tier 1-2 automotive suppliers to design their own LiDAR solutions. With more than 120 granted or pending patents, the company has contributed to several innovations related to cutting-edge remote sensing applications for the automotive and mobility market that enhance the capabilities of driver assistance and driver systems. autonomous.
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