Cognitive Technologies says it has developed the world’s first industrial prototype of imaging radar for self-driving cars. The Cognitive 4D Imaging Radar can reportedly detect objects at a distance of 300 m in the range of azimuth angles greater than 90-100 degrees and elevation angles up to 15-20 degrees. The frequency band is 76 to 81 GHz. The radar is the size of two iPhones. Cognitive 4D Imaging Radar does the vertical scanning without the use of any mechanical elements, according to the company.
“Until now on the autonomous driving market there is no such radar that is ready for a serial mass production. Cognitive Imaging Radar detects not only the coordinates and speed of the road scene objects, but also their shape—just like a video camera does. This is truly a third eye of an autonomous vehicle. Radar works at any speed, in any weather conditions, and has the best resolution and accuracy of object detection—over 97.7%. In combination with video camera—this fusion guarantees safety on the road. This is the revolutionary development for the entire automotive industry. Another important thing is that the device has an affordable cost and compact dimensions, which makes it possible to start mass production right now,” said Olga Uskova, President of Cognitive Technologies.