USA: Aeva has developed a “4D lidar” that can measure distance as well as instant velocity without losing range, all while preventing interference from the sun or other sensors. The sensors emit a continuous low-power laser, which allows them to sense instant velocity of every point in the frame at ranges up to 300 meters.
Lux Capital and Canaan Partners have invested in Aeva have said that the sensors are unique because of no interference from other sensors or sunlight.
Aeva Inc, a startup company was founded by former Apple Inc engineers Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, has signed a sensor-system deal with an Audi-owned unit that is working on self-driving technology for Volkswagen.
The lidar units help give cars a three-dimensional view of the road. Audi’s AID said it will use the sensors to help develop its so-called robo-taxis, which aim to autonomously ferry passengers around urban areas in the next few years.