Within 10 years the production cost of lidar for vehicles will decrease from 5000 to 500 dollars
Analysts believe that over the next 10 years in the industry will experience increased demand for lidar (active range finders optical range), which are designed for use in unmanned vehicles.
There are several levels of automated driving, according to the definition of the National traffic safety administration on the highways of the USA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA). Many new cars only get the driver assistance system that allow you to maintain a certain speed and direction of movement within one strip.
Computer systems that allow you to adjust the flow, perform automatic emergency braking, quick to respond in complex traffic situations, while only tested by the manufacturers and are present in a small number of models.
The main suppliers of lidar for automotive industry are Velodyne LiDAR, Quanergy Systems, Luminar Technologies, Osram Opto Semiconductors and Omron.
Assessment Yole Development, today the average cost of production of automotive lidars is around $ 5,000. The growth of demand by 2022, it will drop to 1500 dollars, and by 2027 up to $ 500.