Optis and LeddarTech emphasize LiDAR simulation at CES 2018
Optis and LeddarTech Inc., announced a partnership enabling the industrial simulation of advanced LiDAR solutions. The two say that this collaboration allows transportation companies to virtually test and integrate their next generation of LiDAR developed around the LeddarCore integrated circuit (IC) before its actual release.
Optis simulation solutions are leveraged to virtually recreate cameras and LiDAR operations on autonomous cars and simulate their use in real life scenarios, potentially allowing for safer, more cost-effective virtual tests of LiDAR systems developed with LeddarCore ICs.
“With the accelerated development pace of autonomous driving capabilities and the ongoing race to commercialize mass-market solutions on production vehicles, any solution that optimizes the development and integration cycles of new technologies adds significant value,” said Michael Poulin, LeddarTech’s Automotive Solutions General Manager. “Optis’ optical simulation tools play a huge role in giving a head start to OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers developing with the LeddarCore ICs. By providing an autonomous vehicle simulator that makes the same decisions as a real-world connected vehicle, the tool helps to eliminate costly and risky real-world tests of new LiDAR systems and contribute to reducing their time-to-market.”
LeddarTech’s optical sensing technology is complementary to Optis’ SPEOS and VRX simulation capabilities. Via its light and laser modeling tools, Optis helps in the detailed design of LeddarCore-based LiDAR systems. Using real material measurements, Optis can validate the LiDAR model and simulate the correct response from the LiDAR in real time through a virtual closed-loop simulation with automated driving functions.
“Thanks to this partnership with Optis, automotive companies can now virtually implement, test, and validate our LiDAR technology very early in the design process. This early implementation also lets them fine-tune their system at a more global scale and define the specific configurations, should they require customized LiDAR solutions,” added Poulin.
The LeddarCore IC, a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree, is a 3D solid-state LiDAR solution designed to enable the mass production of automotive-grade LiDARs meeting OEM requirements in terms of cost, performance, and reliability for rapid commercial deployments.
Optis’ technology is available for demonstration at the 2018 CES in the Leddar Ecosystem pavilion—Tech East LVCC Central Plaza – CP 23.
For more information about Optis, visit www.optis-world.com.