Neuvition, Inc. announced the first version of its 480-line HD video LiDAR, Titan M1. The semi-solid-state LiDAR has a resolution of 480 vertical lines and 1280 pixels max for each line (resolution of 1280 x 480)—one of the highest resolution LiDARs on the commercial market.
It has up to 1.5 million points/sec data rate with multiple returns and distance up to 200 meters. The Titan M1 uses a 1550 nm wavelength laser which is eye-safe and works better in certain weather conditions compared to the 905 nm laser, the company said.
The Neuvition LiDAR system is also dynamically adjustable. It allows the LiDAR to be adjusted dynamically to use different resolution, power, scan density, distribution pattern, etc.
With the self-driving car and other LiDAR applications getting smarter, these applications will want to control the LiDAR more easily and more dynamically. We design the LiDAR like a smart phone which can be easily controlled with software or APIs. This will make it much easier to adapt for different applications and environments.—Jian Lin, Chairman
One important feature of the Neuvition LiDAR is video fusion. The Titan M1 comes with a video camera on board. It can generate a colorless point cloud, or a colored point cloud which is important for many applications. By combining distance data and color, Neuvition makes it easy to generate the 3D color model with our LiDAR devices. Besides the autonomous driving, other applications such as 3D imaging or surveillance should benefit from the color point cloud and the point cloud fused video.
The Titan M1 has a patent pending for its two-piece design with a main control and a compact LiDAR head. This makes it easy to configure and install in different applications.