Innovusion to Release a New LiDAR System More Advanced Than Human Sight, “Falcon”
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 6, 2020--
Innovusion Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design and development of long-range image-grade LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) systems for vehicle safety applications. Following the success of its predecessors, “Cheetah” and “Jaguar,” Innovusion will be unveiling the most advanced LiDAR system “Falcon” at CES 2020, where perception software will have LiDAR systems that surpass the human eye.
Innovusion LiDAR systems are built by fusing together proprietary detector electronics, advanced optics, and sophisticated software algorithms and are designed from the ground up to meet the highly competitive pricing for automotive ADAS systems. With a vertical and horizontal resolution of 0.07 degrees at 10 frames per second and a field of view of 110 degrees x 30 degrees, Falcon will enable all vehicle makers to capture complex visuals at a greater distance and fulfill the demanding needs for perception software development that was not previously possible.
“As an industry, we need to do everything we can to make driving safer, whether it is autonomous or not. Our LiDARs are able to see through heavy rain, intelligently steer focal points for efficient object perception and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), and reliably detect even very small obstacles at very long distance,” said Junwei Bao, Co-Founder and CEO of Innovusion. “The launch of Falcon is a milestone for the automotive industry overall, allowing vehicle perception software to have greater clarity and capability to predict object behavior with the high-density point cloud at long distance regardless of light and distance. Our continued efforts to improve technology will increase adoption and acceptance of LiDAR technology with consumers.”
Falcon combines ultra-long-range distance detection with image grade resolution, resulting in a detection detail of 40 points on a pedestrian that is 120 meters away while simultaneously maintaining a high frame rate and high resolution for the entire 110-degree field of view. With Falcon, the LiDAR can hone in on an object without sacrificing detail or clarity on the entire range of vision.
“In the last year, there has been an industry-wide delay in roadmaps for the deployment of Level 4 autonomous driving while driver assistance technology has become more prevalent. There are still gaps in autonomous system performance and the disengagement is still too high,” said Ian Zhu, Managing Partner at NIO Capital. “We are confident that with the release of Falcon, Innovusion is enabling the automotive industry to take the necessary steps towards LiDAR adoption for the greater market, whether that is in self-driving cars or otherwise.”
Innovusion’s LiDARs have many different applications. Metropolitan cities in Asia use Falcon’s predecessors for intersection safety monitoring and other smart transportation applications. Future plans include additional partnerships with public transportation authorities to help increase the safety and reliability of legacy transit systems.
Innovusion will be debuting Falcon at CES 2020 from January 7-10 in Las Vegas at the Convention Center, Booth 9026 located at Tech East, North Hall.
Innovusion Inc., a private company, was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It is the world’s leader in image-quality, long-distance LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) systems. Its first product, Cheetah, employs its proprietary innovative reliable dual rotating polygon design which enables the world’s safest solution for Level 3+ Autonomous Driving Systems for vehicle mobility applications. It successfully concluded its A Round funding of $30 M in 2018 led by Nio Capital, with participation from F-Prime Capital, Eight Roads Ventures, and Banyan Capital. Please visit us on the web at www.innovusion.com.
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