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Automotive company Continental signed an agreement for a minority investment in California-based lidar and artificial perception company AEye. The companies will jointly develop a high-performance long-range lidar sensor based on AEye’s 1550-nm agile architecture, which uses a feedback-controlled (MEMS) scanner combined with an amplifiable 1550-nm laser.
The existing technology can be software configured and optimized for vehicles and other applications. It is also able to detect small low-reflective objects, such as bricks, at a distance of 160 m, vehicles at a distance of more than 300 m, and pedestrians at a distance of more than 200 m. Continental will industrialize the sensor, with the first series production currently…READ MORE