XenomatiX & AGC partner to deliver LiDAR behind a windshield
06 January 2020
XenomatiX, a provider of 'true solid-state' LiDAR technology and AGC, a provider of multi-functional automotive glazing technology, are partnering together to build the next generation of integrated LiDAR sensors for ADAS & autonomous driving.
To meet the growing demand for autonomous vehicles, these technology providers are working together on LiDAR placement that meets automotive requirements while assuring reliable detection. XenomatiX and AGC Automotive Europe have developed a windshield-mounted LiDAR system enabling self-driving cars to move from a prototype look & feel to a complete consumer design aspect!
The true solid-state nature of XenoLidar, XenomatiX’ high performance LiDAR, enables seamless integration behind a vehicle’s windshield. The absence of moving parts, the low power consumption and the multi-beam concept harmonise perfectly with the WideyeTM windshields, offering zero IR absorption combined with a clear view.
“Integrating XenoLidar behind front and rear windows is an important step towards higher levels of automation for mass production cars,” said Filip Geuens, CEO of XenomatiX. “We are proud AGC selected XenomatiX for a collaboration related to their LiDAR-optimised Wideye windshield.”
AGC Automotive Europe CEO, Jean Marc Meunier added: “We are pleased to offer Wideye, the first windshield transparent for infrared LiDAR light. This way, we tackle multiple concerns from car manufacturers on LiDAR integration, like cleaning the sensor, protecting it and wiring it efficiently”. Mr Meunier also said: “XenomatiX’ concept matches very well with our Wideye windshield. Bringing together our expertise will enable car manufacturers to add LiDAR to cars in a clean and trustworthy way.”
Today, the XenoLidar-Wideye integration is at the final stage of joint R&D. Soon Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) will be involved in the next step of bringing this solution to production cars, trucks and buses.
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