Lidar Headlamps Boost Automotive Safety

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Marelli, a preeminent technology provider in the automotive industry, in collaboration with Hesai Group, a leader in automotive-grade lidar technology, recently unveiled their joint project that integrates Marelli’s advanced headlamp systems with Hesai’s cutting-edge ATX lidar technology. This partnership aims to enhance vehicle safety by incorporating high-performance lidar into headlamp designs without compromising the vehicle’s aesthetics or aerodynamics, ensuring affordability.

Key Highlights:

  • Enhanced Safety: Integration of the ATX lidar within the headlamp boosts object detection, crucial for ADAS and autonomous driving.
  • Seamless Integration: The compact ATX lidar fits neatly within the headlamp, maintaining the vehicle’s design and aerodynamic integrity.
  • Improved Performance: The headlamp placement helps keep the lidar sensor clean, ensuring reliable performance in various weather conditions.

The integration features the new ATX lidar, a compact sensor that has been significantly reduced in size by almost 60% compared to its predecessor, making it ideal for embedding in sophisticated headlamp systems. This strategic placement not only maintains the car’s aesthetic appeal but also contributes to cost-efficiency.

“Co-creating innovative solutions with our customers or partners is at the core of Marelli’s approach to driving the future of mobility. This collaboration with Hesai exemplifies our design-led innovation model perfectly,” stated David Fan, EVP and President China at Marelli.

Peter Cao, Head of Marelli Automotive Lighting & Sensing business in APAC, added, “By combining our expertise in headlamp design with Hesai’s industry-leading lidar safety technology, we have co-created a truly integrated solution that elevates safety, style, and simplifies option management for future vehicles.”

David Li, Co-founder, and CEO of Hesai, emphasized the significance of this collaboration, stating, “This groundbreaking headlamp-lidar integration paves the way for automotive OEMs to improve vehicle safety in a wide range of models by adding powerful lidar technology without sacrificing vehicle design and for a safer future where intelligent driving systems can be offered as part of nearly any vehicle.”

Marelli will showcase this innovative headlamp concept with integrated Hesai lidar at the upcoming 2024 Beijing Auto Show from April 25 to May 4.

About Marelli: Marelli stands at the forefront of global mobility technology, committed to innovation and manufacturing excellence. Employing around 50,000 worldwide, the company operates 170 facilities and R&D centers globally.

About Hesai Technology: A renowned leader in lidar technology, Hesai Technology supports a wide range of automotive and robotic applications through its comprehensive lidar solutions, characterized by their high quality and affordability. With offices in major cities worldwide, Hesai caters to an international clientele across more than 40 countries.

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