AEye, a pioneer in adaptive, high-performance lidar technology, unveils its game-changing 4Sight™ Flex – a revolutionary in-cabin lidar reference design optimized for both performance and vehicle aesthetics. This ultra-compact marvel delivers exceptional performance in a tiny, energy-efficient, and cost-effective package, paving the way for next-generation L2+, L3, and L4 safety features seamlessly integrated within the car.
For over a century, carmakers have prioritized design as a key differentiator. AEye’s 4Sight Flex empowers OEMs to deliver maximum safety while preserving visual appeal by offering flexible integration options, including windshield and roof placements.
“Performance and design – both play crucial roles in driving lidar adoption,” states Matt Fisch, AEye CEO. “With 4Sight Flex, we address the market’s demand for exceptional lidar performance alongside seamless in-cabin integration, empowering OEMs to design their vehicles without compromising safety.”
Unparalleled Behind-the-Windshield Prowess:
- First-of-its-kind: 4Sight Flex boasts the unique distinction of being the only 1550nm high-performance lidar capable of in-cabin integration.
- Superior Visibility: It delivers a wide 120° horizontal x 30° vertical field of view with ultra-high 0.05° x 0.05° resolution, ensuring precise object detection up to 275 meters at 10% reflectivity.
- Compact & Efficient: 4Sight Flex achieves these feats while being half the size and consuming 40% less power compared to its predecessor.
Cost-Effective & Risk-Mitigating:
- Lowest Technical Risk: AEye believes 4Sight Flex offers the lowest technical risk solution in the industry at one of the most competitive volume costs.
- Scalability & Savings: As production scales, AEye anticipates a further 10-20% component cost reduction, solidifying its cost leadership.
- Proven Reliability: Leveraging qualified vendors and components from the first-generation 4Sight design minimizes customer risk and provides significant cost savings.
- Adaptable Performance: AEye’s 4Sight Intelligent Sensing Platform empowers 4Sight Flex to dynamically adjust its performance based on the driving environment, be it highway, urban, or suburban.
- Future-Proofed Updates: Software-defined reconfiguration allows OEMs to continuously improve lidar capabilities through over-the-air updates.
Availability: 4Sight Flex is slated for release in 2024.
Learn More: Explore AEye’s advanced safety solutions for the automotive market on their Lidar for Automotive page.
AEye’s groundbreaking software-defined lidar solutions power cutting-edge applications in ADAS, vehicle autonomy, smart infrastructure, and logistics, driving towards a safer and more mobile future. Their 4Sight™ Intelligent Sensing Platform, equipped with an adaptive sensor-based operating system, prioritizes accuracy, speed, and reliability to deliver critical information with unmatched precision. AEye’s 4Sight™ products, built on this platform, are ideal for applications demanding high-quality measurement imaging for exceptional safety and performance. AEye operates globally, with offices in Germany, Korea, and the United States.