Marelli and XenomatiX enter into a joint development agreement for LiDAR solutions
Marelli and XenomatiX announced at CES that they will enter into a technical and commercial development agreement in the autonomous driving field.
XenomatiX will provide Marelli`s Automotive Lighting division with its true “solid state LiDAR” modules for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) applications. Marelli’s Automotive Lighting Division and XenomatiX will combine competencies and technologies to offer modular LiDAR system solutions to meet future global automotive needs, also leveraging the artificial intelligence (AI) perception technology derived from Smart Me Up, the French startup acquired by Marelli in 2018.
XenomatiX's product is based on its semiconductor technology, designed for mass production. The companies expect the solid state and multi-beam LiDAR technology developed by XenomatiX and Marelli’s Automotive Lighting division will provide high reliability and long-range coverage.
“Marelli is glad to start this collaboration with a high-tech added value partner like XenomatiX,” said Sylvain Dubois, CEO of Marelli’s Automotive Lighting division. “Our objective is to support our customers in enabling a crucial set of functions in the ADAS and AD field thanks to the true solid state LiDAR technology of XenomatiX.”
Leveraging its investments in perception technology, Marelli will be able to add object recognition and classification capabilities, based on AI, to the LiDAR systems built with XenomatiX components to, as the company says, support global OE customers on their journey toward making mobility more convenient and safe.
“Marelli is a leading automotive supplier with the right competencies to develop modular LiDAR solutions fulfilling different Automotive OEM needs, integrating them into larger systems, based on the true sold state LiDAR technology we designed for the automotive market,” said Filip Geuens, CEO of XenomatiX.