by on September 26, 2021
Could 6 (Reuters) - Self-driving sensor startup Aeva Technologies Inc, founded by former Apple Inc engineers, stated on Thursday its sensor can detect other automobiles from past 500 meters and pedestrians from a distance of greater than 350 meters. Aeva makes a lidar sensor that helps cars achieve a 3-dimensional map of the road and also can detect the movement of distant objects, helping distinguish between non-transferring objects like timber and pedestrians or cyclists. Aeva has offers with automotive suppliers Denso Corp and ZF Friedrichshafen AG for mass manufacturing of its sensors. The detection vary of lidar sensors is a key metric for automakers because longer-detection ranges mean a self-driving car has extra time to make a decision, especially at greater speeds. Lidars send out laser beams and detect their reflections after they bounce again off their surroundings to generate a picture. A key problem is detecting dark objects that don't reflect much mild. Aeva said a proprietary chip it has developed permits its sensors to detect objects with under 10% reflectivity at long ranges. Mina Rezk, co-founder and chief know-how officer of Aeva, said in a press release.
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