Robosense announces public road test of vehicle equipped with smart LiDAR sensor
RoboSense announced what the company says is the world’s first public road test of a vehicle equipped with a Smart LiDAR Sensor. The RoboSense Smart LiDAR car, featuring the RS-LiDAR-M1 Smart LiDAR, will be running outside the Las Vegas Convention Center daily during CES. Simultaneous exhibitions will be held at RoboSense’s CES Booth #6138, showcasing the real-time 3D point cloud data on a vehicle equipped with the multi-LiDAR fusion system.
RoboSense says that its RS-LiDAR-M1 Smart LiDAR is the world’s first MEMS Smart LiDAR Sensor to incorporate sensor hardware, AI perception algorithms, and IC chipsets, transforming conventional LiDAR sensors from an information collector to a complete data analysis and comprehension system. The RS-LiDAR-M1 is the winner of the CES Innovation Award for two consecutive years in a row, 2019 and 2020.
“Based on extensive data optimization, RoboSense’s algorithm performance and software stability and reliability have proven to have many key advantages. Developed by RoboSense after more than a decade of exhaustive research in perception technology, it has combined the deep learning-based AI algorithm performance advantages with traditional algorithms to provide functional safety. Since 2017, RoboSense’s algorithms have gained more than 100 global partners for various types of autonomous driving scenario certifications,” said RoboSense Co-Partner and Vice President Leilei Shinohara.
At CES and on the streets of Las Vegas, the RoboSense RS-LiDAR-M1 is demonstrating real road tests on open roads. The company says that RS-LiDAR-M1 key features include:
- Quickly provides high-resolution 3D point cloud data
- Outputs structured semantic-level comprehensive environment information in real-time
- The ability to help OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers quickly deploy LiDAR into mass-produced autonomous vehicles and ADAS systems
- The final serial production version of the RS-LiDAR-M1 Smart will include additional functions, such as automatic calibration, window fog detection, sleep mode, and automatic wake-up to further improve autonomous driving feasibility and safety, saving time on maintenance
- Multi-LiDAR fusion system synchronous display
During CES 2020, the RoboSense 128-beam LiDAR RS-Ruby and the short-range blind spot LiDAR RS-BPearl will also be showcased at CES with a public road demo and demonstration at the RoboSense Booth. The high-performance 128-beam LiDAR RS-Ruby possesses an ultra-high resolution of 0.1°, capable of object image detail with near pixel-level scanning. Combined with the range performance of 200 m (656 ft) for a 10% reflectivity target, the RS-Ruby is capable of obstacle perception from a distance of 200 m (656 ft). Meanwhile, the sensor has achieved what the company says is a perfect balance between the consistency and distinction of reflectivity, further facilitating accurate road sign extraction and localization.
The company is calling the RS-BPearl the first mass-produced short-range LiDAR for blind-spot detection. It identifies objects around the vehicle’s body, and can also detect the actual height information in particular scenarios, such as with bridge tunnels and culverts.
RS-Fusion-P5 has included 4 embedded RS-BPearl around the vehicle and one RS-Ruby on the top. It is able to achieve full coverage of the sensing area with reportedly zero blind spots in the vehicle's driving space.
For more information, visit www.robosense.ai.