AEye's iDAR achieves 100 Hz scan rate
AEye announced that it has established a new speed benchmark for 300m+ class solid-state LiDAR sensors by achieving scan rates of 100 Hz or greater—a 10x improvement over currently deployed competitive systems that typically scan at 10 Hz. AEye's artificial perception platform, iDAR (intelligent detection and ranging), is designed to mimic the performance of the human visual cortex. This biomimicry enables software-definable search patterns that can be optimized for specific driving situations that deliver more precise and actionable information at high speeds.
iDAR's biomimicry is designed to enable autonomous perception engineers to create situationally specific scan patterns that can search a scene four to five times faster than the human eye. This scanning speed is matched by spatial coverage that breaks down a scene into Dynamic Vixels, a data type unique to iDAR that combines X,Y,Z and R,G,B data.
"iDAR is based on a revolutionary new agile LiDAR design that allows autonomous vehicles to perceive far beyond the limits of human perception," said Blair LaCorte, AEye's Chief of Staff. "This powerful software-driven sensor system allows vehicle perception engines to actively interrogate their environment to identify the precise information they need at speeds that will radically improve safety."