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Quanergy Systems to introduce solid-state LiDAR in 2016

Quanergy Systems, Inc. will introduce in early 2016 the first solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and self-driving cars for less than $1,000 per car. Quanergy made the announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo.

Quanergy’s solid state LiDAR sensor contains an integrated circuit that scans in every direction without any moving parts on both the macro and the micro scale, creating a live 3D view around a car, and detecting, classifying, and tracking objects in the scene. The new solid state LiDAR will be on display at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 2016.

Quanergy designed its 3D time-of-flight LiDAR sensors from the ground up to meet mass commercial deployment criteria in various markets. Quanergy’s technical innovations are covered by 8 patent applications. The technology roadmap covers multiple classes of high-performance LiDARs, with one class being based on mechanical, and other classes being solid state.

During a ceremony held today at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, Quanergy was recognized as one of the Top 10 Automotive Startups (Top 10) for its disruptive LiDAR-based smart sensing solutions. Quanergy was chosen because of its potential to shape the future of the automotive industry and make cars safer, more accessible and more exciting.

The company has partnerships with Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai-Kia and Renault-Nissan along with other companies in the automotive industry. Quanergy's artificial-intelligence-powered LiDAR-based sensing system is used in more than 30 market verticals including transportation, mapping, industrial automation and security, for improved safety, efficiency and performance.



Lidar for < $1000 is not to be sneezed at.

It would be really useful for reading the road under difficult conditions, such as snow, cross lighting, rain, badly marked roads, leaves etc.

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