AEye Launches Apollo Lidar Sensor

AEye, Inc., a prominent leader in lidar technology, has recently unveiled Apollo, marking the debut of the 4Sight Flex family of next-generation lidar sensors. Designed to set new standards in the industry, Apollo boasts unparalleled range and resolution, packaged into a compact, energy-efficient, and cost-effective unit. This innovation caters to a broad spectrum of applications, extending from automotive to various non-automotive fields. Apollo’s introduction is a significant stride forward, offering a versatile solution that integrates seamlessly into vehicles, enhancing safety without compromising design aesthetics. It stands out as the sole high-performance 1550 nm lidar sensor facilitating integration directly behind a vehicle’s windshield.

Key Highlights:

  • AEye announces Apollo: The forefront product of the 4Sight™ Flex family, demonstrating advanced 1550 lidar technology.
  • Unmatched Performance: Apollo delivers exceptional range and resolution, designed for L2+, L3, and L4 automotive applications.
  • Versatile Integration: Unique capability for windshield, roof, or grille placement.
  • Compact and Efficient: Remarkably small form factor, offering efficiency and affordability.
  • Advanced Specifications: Supports up to 120° horizontal and 30° vertical field of view, with a detection range up to 325 meters and up to 6.2 million points per second.
  • Software-Defined Architecture: Apollo benefits from AEye’s adaptable Intelligent Sensing Platform, allowing for easy customization and over-the-air updates.
  • Availability: Customer demonstrations expected by June 2024.

AEye CEO Matt Fisch highlighted, “We are pleased to announce the first product from the 4Sight Flex family a mere four months after unveiling the initial reference design. With Apollo, we are able to demonstrate the true advantage of our ultra-long-range lidar delivered in an incredibly compact form factor. This achievement underscores the scalability of our software-defined architecture.”

Apollo is engineered using proven components and established supply chain partnerships, minimizing technical risks while ensuring supply chain readiness and competitive pricing. As an integral part of the 4Sight Flex family, Apollo runs on AEye’s flagship 4Sight Intelligent Sensing Platform, which is celebrated for its high programmability and adaptability to a wide range of applications through software modifications, including real-time updates.

About AEye:

AEye leads the field with its innovative software-defined lidar solutions, enhancing a wide array of applications from advanced driver-assistance systems to complete vehicle autonomy, and beyond into smart infrastructure and logistics. At the heart of AEye’s offerings is the 4Sight™ Intelligent Sensing Platform, which prioritizes critical information delivery, ensuring superior accuracy, speed, and reliability in dynamic environments. AEye’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible sets a new standard in precision measurement imaging, focusing on safety and efficiency across all applications.

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