RoboSense announced an upgraded version of its MEMS solid-state LiDAR, an automotive grade solid-state LiDAR designed for the mass production of autonomous vehicles. The new RS-LiDAR-M1 with patented MEMS technology reportedly offers vehicle intelligence awareness to fully support Level 5 operation. The company says that a breakthrough on the measurement range limit based on 905 nm LiDAR with a detection distance to 200 m and an upgraded optical system and signal processing technology bring final a output point cloud effect that can clearly recognize small objects such as railings and fences.
 
The new RS-LiDAR-M1 MEMS optomechanical LiDAR provides an increased horizontal field of view by nearly 100% compared to the previous generation, reaching a 120° FOV so that only a few RS-LiDAR-M1s are needed to cover the 360° FOV. In addition, with only five RS-LiDAR-M1s, there is reportedly no blind zone around the car with dual LiDAR sensing redundancy provided in front of the car for L5 level autonomous driving. The target production cost is $200 each.

“The RoboSense RS-LiDAR-M1 LiDAR system is a giant leap forward for driverless technology,” said Mark Qiu, Co-founder, RoboSense. “We are committed to developing high-performance automotive-grade LiDAR at a low cost to advance the LiDAR market, so that LiDAR can be used in fully unmanned vehicles, as well as assisted autonomous driving with superior environmental information detection that ensures driving safety. ”
 
RoboSense will exhibit the RS-LiDAR-M1 at CES 2019, Booth 9310, North Hall.