What’s Happening: Aeva, a leader in next-generation sensing and perception systems, is demonstrating its 4D LiDAR technology for the automotive industry at Auto Shanghai 2023, the 20th International Automobile Industry Exhibition from April 18 to 27. The company is showcasing its Aeries II sensor and 4D LiDAR-on-chip technology at booth 2.2H 2BA012 in the National Exhibition and Convention Center Shanghai.
Why It Matters: Aeva’s 4D LiDAR technology offers significant advantages over conventional time of flight 3D LiDAR sensors for automotive applications like Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. The company is providing demo drives for select attendees to experience 4D LiDAR in real-time and on the road, allowing them to learn about the benefits of the next-generation sensing and perception technology.
- Aeva’s 4D LiDAR uses Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technology to directly detect the instant velocity of each point, in addition to precise 3D position, providing better sensing and perception performance.
- Aeva’s FMCW technology is inherently free from interference from direct sunlight and other LiDAR sensors, eliminating issues like retroreflector blooming and ghosting.
- Aeva’s 4D LiDAR technology offers several advantages over conventional time of flight 3D LiDAR sensors, including long range performance, ultra-resolution, road hazard detection, and 4D localization.
- The Aeries II sensor is the first on the market to integrate Aeva’s unique LiDAR-on-chip technology, which integrates all key sensor components onto a compact silicon photonics module. This design results in a highly automated manufacturing process, allowing Aeva to manufacture at scale and lower costs to meet the needs of automotive OEMs and other volume customers.
Bottom Line: Aeva’s demonstration of its 4D LiDAR technology at Auto Shanghai 2023 highlights the company’s commitment to providing cutting-edge sensing and perception solutions for the automotive industry. With its innovative technology and highly automated manufacturing process, Aeva is poised to meet the growing demand for advanced sensor systems in ADAS and autonomous vehicles.