Garmin buys LiDAR tech company PulsedLight

Garmin buys LiDAR tech company PulsedLight

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Switzerland: Garmin International has completed the acquisition of PulsedLight, a US-based optical distance measurement technology provider. PulsedLight makes sensor boards that are highly accurate, smaller, and more lightweight, compared to most other optical distance measurement devices. Its LiDAR Lite product has up to 40-meter range capability with 1cm resolution, and comes with measurement speeds of up to 500 readings per second offering greater resolution for scanning applications.

Cliff Pemble, Garmin president and CEO, says, “Optical distance measurement technology fits in nicely with Garmin’s core competencies of location and positioning. We are delighted to add PulsedLight and their capabilities to the Garmin portfolio.”

Source: Garmin