The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding to support the development of innovative approaches for hydrogen gas emissions detection and quantification. The focus of this new ARPA-E effort is on detecting emissions throughout the full hydrogen supply chain, from production to end use. Cost-effective,... Read more →


Hesai launches new ultra-wide FOV, long-range ATX lidar designed for ADAS series production vehicles

Hesai Technology released its new ultra-wide field of view (FOV), long-range lida: the ATX. With a longer detection range, higher resolution, and wider FOV, ATX empowers intelligent vehicles with excellent 3D perception. This new lidar utilizes Hesai’s advanced 4th-generation technology platform, with comprehensive upgrades to its laser transceiver module and... Read more →


Stellantis Ventures invests in SteerLight; LiDAR for ADAS

Stellantis Ventures, the corporate venture fund of Stellantis N.V., invested in SteerLight, the developer of a new generation of high-performance LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensing technology. Employing silicon photonics technology, the SteerLight LiDAR senses the surrounding environment in three dimensions with higher resolution and precision, and at a lower... Read more →


Southwest Research Institute has developed off-road autonomous driving tools with a focus on stealth for the military and agility for space and agriculture clients. The vision-based system pairs stereo cameras with novel algorithms, eliminating the need for lidar and active sensors. We reflected on the toughest machine vision challenges and... Read more →


Neural Propulsion Systems (NPS), a developer of software-defined radar secured a $17.5-million Series B funding round led by Cota Capital with contributions from GM Ventures, the venture capital arm of General Motors and RTX Ventures, the venture capital arm of RTX. NPS will use the investment to further develop and... Read more →


Hyundai Motor, Kia and KAIST form joint research laboratory to develop next-generation autonomous driving sensors

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation are partnering with KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) to develop next-generation autonomous driving sensors. Together, Hyundai Motor, Kia and KAIST will establish the ‘Hyundai Motor Group-KAIST On-Chip LiDAR Joint Research Lab’ at KAIST in Daejeon to develop LiDAR sensors for advanced... Read more →


The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Gatik, a leader in autonomous middle-mile B2B logistics, announced the expansion of the industry’s first, successful integration of tire intelligence technology into an autonomous driving system. Gatik's autonomous fleet, consisting of Class 3–7 box trucks, has made significant strides in enhancing the safety,... Read more →


NXP Semiconductors announced an extension of its automotive radar one-chip family. The new SAF86xx monolithically integrates a high-performance radar transceiver, a multi-core radar processor and a MACsec hardware engine for state-of-the-art secure data communication over Automotive Ethernet. Combined with NXP’s S32 high-performance processors, vehicle network connectivity and power management, the... Read more →


Daimler Truck has selected Aeva as the supplier of long- and ultra-long range LiDAR for Daimler’s series production autonomous commercial vehicle program. Under the production collaboration, Aeva will supply its latest Aeva Atlas automotive grade 4D LiDAR technology to Daimler Truck and collaborate with Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of... Read more →


The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and ZF announced successful integration of tire intelligence technologies with vehicle motion control software. The collaboration delivers Goodyear SightLine, a suite of tire intelligence technologies, into the ZF cubiX ecosystem, a scalable vehicle motion control software that coordinates all dimensions of vehicle dynamics. This... Read more →


Hesai introducing high-performance AT512 long-range lidar and ultra-thin ET25 behind-the-windshield lidar

Hesai Technology is introducing the new flagship AT512 high-performance long-range automotive lidar. The AT512 is Hesai’s top-of-the-line product offering 300 meters of range at 10% reflectivity with a maximum range of 400 meters and an industry best 12,300,000 points per second point-rate resulting in a 2400 x 512 resolution—the highest... Read more →


Valeo and Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, have started a strategic collaboration to bring thermal imaging technology to the automotive industry to enhance the safety of road users. Together, the team already secured a major contract in late 2023 from a leading global automotive OEM to deliver their... Read more →


NXP Semiconductors introduced the Trimension NCJ29D6, a fully integrated automotive single-chip Ultra-Wideband (UWB) family combining next-generation secure and precise real-time localization with short-range radar to address multiple use cases with a single system, including secure car access, child presence detection, intrusion alert, gesture recognition and more. Integrated by major automotive... Read more →


Arbe Robotics releases production radar processor

Israel-based Arbe Robotics Ltd. has released the production version of its radar processor, which is used for OEM development projects and B-Sample radars with the production functionality of Arbe Tier-1s. Arbe’s radar processor complements the company’s production chipset portfolio which already includes production RF chips. Arbe’s patented processor chip integrates... Read more →


Seoul Robotics partners with ALP.Lab to enhance safety on European roadways with 3D perception technology

Seoul Robotics , a 3D perception solutions company building a platform that uses deep learning AI, is partnering with ALP.Lab, an Austria-based test laboratory for automated driving systems, to provide 3D perception traffic safety systems for the DACH region (Germany (D), Austria (A), and Switzerland (CH)) and Central Europe. The... Read more →


NXP invests in Zendar to accelerate the development of high-resolution radar for automotive applications

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced an investment in and collaboration with Zendar Inc., a software start-up developing autonomous vehicle systems with high-resolution radar. The investment aims to accelerate and improve high-resolution radar solutions for autonomous driving (AD) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to complement NXP’s scalable radar portfolio. NXP and... Read more →


KOITO and DENSO collaborate to enhance night driving safety

KOITO Manufacturing and DENSO Corporation are collaborating to develop a system to improve the object recognition rate of vehicle image sensors by coordinating lamps and image sensors, with the aim of improving driving safety at night. KOITO has been contributing to safety by improving nighttime visibility with high-function, high-performance lighting... Read more →


FAW Group and Mobileye partner on autonomous driving

FAW Group, one of the largest Chinese automotive groups, and Mobileye, a global leader in autonomous driving solutions, announced a new strategic partnership leveraging their respective industry advantages in software, hardware and technology products. The two sides will work together to create new products based on Mobileye SuperVision and Mobileye... Read more →


Researchers at the USGS Pacific and St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Centers have developed new technology that provides imagery of complex three-dimensional seafloor features with unprecedented accuracy and geolocation. Diagram of the SQUID-5 towed surface vehicle and the waterproof camera housings with labeled components. The camera mounting mechanism aligns... Read more →


Vitesco Technologies, a leading international manufacturer of advanced powertrain technologies and electrification solutions and Cebi Group, a specialist in washer systems, are partnering to develop the Advanced Sensor Cleaning System (ASCS). ASCS is a highly integrated all-in-one solution that can keep more than 10 environmental sensors clean with water pressure... Read more →


Foresight in two proof-of-concept projects with global vehicle manufacturer

Israel-based Foresight Autonomous Holdings, a developer of automotive vision systems, signed an agreement for two proof of concept (POC) projects with a leading global vehicle manufacturer. The vehicle manufacturer currently uses stereo cameras in its advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), enabling 3D depth perception and distance analysis. These features can... Read more →


Foresight partners with global industrial equipment manufacturer on proof-of-concept for autonomous mining and construction trucks

Israel-based Foresight Autonomous Holdings, a developer of automotive vision systems, has signed a paid proof-of-concept (POC) project with the Chinese subsidiary of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial equipment, heavy machinery, construction and mining equipment. The Fortune 500 company will evaluate Foresight’s QuadSight technology to provide autonomous capabilities... Read more →


Hitachi Astemo announced that Isuzu Motors has adopted its sensing system in its new ELF light-duty truck model. Using a wide-angle stereo camera, the sensing system enables collision damage mitigation braking at intersections and on single-track roads. With its enhanced safety equipment, the new ELF is the first light-duty truck... Read more →


Chip-enabled raised pavement markers support autonomous driving in tough conditions, remote areas

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Western Michigan University (WMU) have enabled standard raised pavement markers to transmit GPS information that helps autonomous driving features function better in remote areas or in bad weather. Working with partners, ORNL engineers are placing low-powered sensors in... Read more →


Nissan carried out another demonstration of its in-development LIDAR-based advanced driver-assistance technology, which now features intersection collision avoidance. An event held at a Nissan facility here showcased the technology’s ability to perform certain automatic collision-avoidance maneuvers in the more complex environment of intersections. Development of this technology is being carried... Read more →


Luminar and Plus partner for LiDAR and AI-based assisted driving software for trucking

Luminar and Plus, a global provider of highly automated driving and fully autonomous driving solutions, announced a partnership to advance highly automated driving and safety systems for commercial vehicle manufacturers. Under the agreement, Luminar will be the exclusive provider of mid- to long-range lidar for PlusDrive, Plus’s factory-installed assisted driving... Read more →


BMW Group, Meta’s Reality Labs accurately display stable AR and VR content in fast-moving car

The BMW Group Technology Office USA in Mountain View and Meta’s Reality Labs Research have demonstrated for the first time the ability to display stable virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) content accurately to passengers in a fast-moving car, even when making turns, going over speed bumps, and accelerating.... Read more →


Porsche and the technology company Mobileye have entered into a strategic collaboration for series production of premium ADAS solutions. In future models, Porsche plans to offer automated assistance and navigate-on-pilot functions based on the Mobileye SuperVision technology platform. Porsche will take a leading role in the full integration of Mobileye... Read more →


Daimler Truck subsidiary Torc Robotics, a pioneer in commercializing self-driving vehicle technology, signed an agreement to acquire Algolux Inc. Torc is acquiring Algolux for its award-winning intellectual property and expertise in the areas of computer vision and machine learning. Algolux perception technology in two views, combining both regular computer vision... Read more →


GM’s Ultra Cruise ADAS to feature new sensor suite

General Motors’s Ultra Cruise, the company’s next-generation advanced driver assistance system designed to enable ultimately hands-free driving in 95% of all driving scenarios, will have a 360-degree view of the vehicle through a unique sensor suite when it launches on the Cadillac CELESTIQ. Ultra Cruise uses a blend of cameras,... Read more →


Torc Robotics to acquire Algolux

Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG and a pioneer in commercializing self-driving vehicle technology, has signed an agreement to acquire Algolux Inc. Torc is acquiring Algolux for its award-winning intellectual property and expertise in the areas of computer vision and machine learning. This acquisition brings together Algolux’s... Read more →


Polestar and automotive technology company Luminar will expand the integration of Luminar’s lidar systems to the Polestar 5—the electric 4-door GT expected to launch in 2024 based on the Polestar Precept concept car. This expanded partnership provides a foundation to further collaborate on lidar integration and design on Polestar’s future... Read more →


Insect-inspired night-time collision detector based on atomically thin and light-sensitive memtransistors

Despite only about 25% of car travel happening after dark, almost half of fatal accidents occur at night. As vehicles become more advanced and even autonomous, the ways of detecting and avoiding these collisions must evolve too. Current systems are often complicated, resource-intensive or work poorly in the dark. But... Read more →


Mobileye sees a revenue pipeline of ADAS business through 2030 of greater than $17 billion—including $3.5 billion of projected revenue from the SuperVision driver assistance system alone, a product that was only launched in the fourth quarter of 2021. Last year alone, some 233 models launched globally with Mobileye ADAS... Read more →


INFINIQ demonstrates sensor fusion annotation and anonymization technology optimized for autonomous driving at CES

INFINIQ demonstrated its sensor fusion annotation technology at the CES 2023 with lidar and camera sensors. INFINIQ is an AI data service provider that specializes in autonomous driving. It has an end-to-end data platform called DataStudio which includes data collection, data anonymization, and data annotation throughout the whole lifecycle of... Read more →


SMK Electronics introduces new automotive-grade 5 megapixel RGB-IR camera at CES 2023

- SMK Electronics introduced its RGB-IR ultra-high resolution 5-megapixel automotive grade camera at CES 2023. Designed for in-cabin monitoring of seat occupancy, the RGB-IR gathers significantly greater detail in both normal and low light conditions; and, with its comparatively smaller footprint, replaces the dual RGB and IR cameras traditionally used... Read more →


Light detection and ranging (lidar) technology provides a three-dimensional map of all objects around the vehicle regardless of external lighting conditions, and as such can be a key element in autonomous vehicle (AV) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). (Tesla being a notable holdout so far.) This map, updated hundreds... Read more →


ZF, the world’s leading supplier of automotive cameras, has developed Smart Camera 6, its next generation of cameras for the advanced development of urban and highway automated driving and safety systems. ZF also offers multi-sensor environmental monitoring through Image Processing Module systems to offer 3D surround view, Interior Monitoring Systems... Read more →


Sony Honda Mobility Inc. (SHM)—the new joint venture between Sony and Honda targeting high-value-added electric vehicles (EVs) and mobility services (earlier post)—announced its new brand AFEELA, and unveiled a prototype vehicle at CES 2023. SHM will develop the production model based on this prototype. Pre-orders are planned to begin in... Read more →


Cepton has introduced its new lidar, the Vista-X120 Plus—the slimmest software definable, top-end automotive lidar for real-time adaptive 3D perception. Cepton says that the Vista-X120 Plus advances its vision for mass-market lidar adoption. Expanding on Cepton’s commercially scalable Vista-X90 lidar, which will be deployed in the company’s ADAS lidar series... Read more →


Aeva, a provider of next-generation sensing and perception systems, and Plus, a global provider of autonomous driving solutions, unveiled a design for the next-generation PlusDrive highly automated driving solution integrated with Aeva’s Aeries II 4D LiDAR sensor. The truck will be shown in Aeva’s booth at CES 2023. Aeva and... Read more →


6G-ICAS4Mobility project working to integrate communication and sensors into single 6G system; sidelink communication

In Germany, the publicly-funded 6G-ICAS4Mobility (6G Integrated Communication & Sensing for Mobility) project aims to more closely interconnect the communication and sensing systems (ICAS), which currently run separately, and to integrate them into a single 6G system. Over the next three years, the project will develop crucial foundations of the... Read more →


Magna International will acquire the Veoneer Active Safety business from SSW Partners for $1.525 billion in cash, subject to working capital and other customary purchase price adjustments. The combined business is projected to generate approximately $3 billion in sales in 2024, positioning Magna’s ADAS business as a global leader. Combining... Read more →


Honeywell is expanding its strategic alliance with Nexceris, developer of Li-ion Tamer lithium-ion gas detection solutions, to help make electric vehicles (EVs) safer. Honeywell and Nexceris will co-develop sensor-based solutions to help prevent conditions leading to thermal runaway in EV batteries. Global sales of EVs doubled in 2021 from the... Read more →


Ouster, a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar, and Velodyne, a leading global player in lidar sensors and solutions, have entered into a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction. According to the companies, the key strengths of the combined company will include: Operational synergies across engineering, manufacturing, and... Read more →


Hitachi Astemo has developed a prototype 360-degree stereo vision system for automated vehicles traveling on regular streets. Based on multi-camera 3D sensing, the all-surrounding sensing system is both high-resolution and highly accurate. Most current automated driving systems are limited to highway driving. To enable automated driving systems to be used... Read more →


Seeing Machines enters collaboration with Magna, includes US$65M investment

Seeing Machines Limited, an advanced computer vision technology company that designs AI-powered operator monitoring systems to improve transport safety, has entered an exclusive collaboration agreement with Magna International to pursue driver and occupant monitoring system business targeting the vehicle’s interior rear-view mirror. At the same time, Magna is also investing... Read more →


Velodyne Lidar has acquired Bluecity, a Montreal-based artificial intelligence (AI) software company, in an all-stock transaction. The addition of Bluecity is expected to be immaterial to operating expenses and cash usage. Bluecity’s executive, software development and sales teams will join Velodyne. Velodyne and Bluecity have been partnering for many years... Read more →


DENSO Corporation has expanded the detection angle of its vision sensor, increasing the sensor’s ability to recognize pedestrians and bicycles around a vehicle to improve road safety. The vision sensor is used on some grades of the SUBARU Legacy Outback for the North American market, and the all-new SUBARU Crosstrek.... Read more →


BGU researchers develop sensor to detect nanoplastics in the air using carbon dots

Large pieces of plastic can break down into nanosized particles that often find their way into the soil and water. Perhaps less well known is that they can also float in the air. It’s unclear how nanoplastics impact human health, but animal studies suggest they’re potentially harmful. As a step... Read more →