Delphi partners with Innoviz Technologies
Delphi Automotive PLC has signed a commercial partnership agreement with Innoviz Technologies, an Israeli-based company developing LiDAR technology for the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Innoviz's LiDAR sensing solutions will be integrated into Delphi's systems to provide automakers with autonomous driving technologies.
Innoviz LiDAR technology reportedly uses a solid-state design to provide longer-range scanning performance and superior object detection and accuracy capabilities. Long range LiDAR is critical for enabling Level 3 and Level 4 autonomous vehicles to travel at high speeds, as these vehicles will need to identify objects at far distances and in great detail to operate safely.
"Along with radar and vision technology, LiDAR is an essential component to Delphi's automated driving perception suite," said Glen De Vos, Delphi Automotive Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. "Innoviz is developing a product that provides a high performance intelligent sensing solution to help advance automated driving technology."
"Delphi shares our vision for making vehicles smarter and safer," said Omer Keilaf, Co-Founder and CEO of Innoviz. "By challenging the conventions of LiDAR design, we were able to develop a LiDAR solution that delivers superior performance at a reasonable price and in a much smaller footprint—three factors that are required to help autonomous driving achieve mass commercialization."
To further support the commercial partnership, Delphi has also made a minority investment in Innoviz.