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AEye, Inc., a leader in high-performance LiDAR solutions, has announced it is working with NVIDIA to bring its adaptive, intelligent sensing to the NVIDIA DRIVE autonomous vehicle platform. The NVIDIA DRIVE platform is an open, end-to-end solution for Level 2+ automated driving to Level 5 fully autonomous driving.

With AEye’s LiDAR supported on the NVIDIA DRIVE platform, autonomous vehicle developers will have access to next-generation tools to increase the quality of data collected as they build and deploy state-of-the-art ADAS and AV applications.

AEye’s AI-enabled and software-definable iDAR (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) platform combines solid-state adaptive LiDAR, a low-light HD camera, and integrated artificial intelligence to capture more intelligent information with less data, enabling faster, and more accurate perception. 

Blair LaCorte, CEO of AEye, says: “We are pleased to offer our customers the full functionality of our sensor on the NVIDIA DRIVE platform. ADAS and AV developers wanting a best-in-class, full-stack autonomous solution now have the unique ability to use a single adaptive LiDAR platform from Level 2+ through Level 5 as they configure solutions for different levels of autonomy. We believe that intelligence will be the key to delivering new levels of safety and performance.”

Glenn Schuster, senior director of sensor ecosystems at NVIDIA, adds: “AI-driven sensing and perception are critical to solving the most challenging corner cases in automated and autonomous driving. As an NVIDIA ecosystem partner, AEye’s adaptive, intelligent-sensing capabilities complement our DRIVE platform, which enables safe AV development and deployment.”

AEye is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is backed by investors including Kleiner Perkins and Taiwania Capital, as well as GM Ventures, Continental AG, Hella Ventures, LG Electronics, Subaru-SBI, Pegasus Ventures (Aisin), Intel Capital, SK Hynix and Airbus Ventures.

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