Velodyne LiDAR, the company announced a breakthrough in creating cheap miniature lidar
The company Velodyne LiDAR, specializing in the development and manufacture of lidar, has announced a breakthrough in creating cheap miniature products in this category. In her words, «solid state sensor», which will allow mass production to get the cost of the product less than $50.
Size reduction will facilitate the integration of lidar, in particular, automated vehicle control. Another advantage of the system is reducing the number of moving parts, positive effect on reliability.
The semiconductor product based on gallium nitride (GaN) developed in conjunction with the company Efficient Power Conversion. It has an area of 4 mm2. Now comes the testing and integration of the development in the projected lidar, the publication of which will be announced in 2017.
Source: Velodyne LiDAR