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France’s Valeo, a leader in driving assistance systems (ADAS), has presented its third generation scanning LiDAR, set to make its market debut in 2024. This new technology offers a significantly enhanced performance, and provides previously unseen levels of road safety.

Valeo says the third generation LiDAR delivers ‘unrivalled performance in terms of range, resolution and frame rate’.

It reconstructs a 3D real-time image of the vehicle’s surroundings at a rate of 4.5 million pixels and 25 frames per second.

Compared to the previous generation, the resolution has been increased 12-fold, the range 3-fold and the viewing angle 2.5-fold.

The scanning LiDAR protects people inside the car and those around it – pedestrians, cyclists and other road users.

Beyond the vehicles it equips, this LiDAR will alert, via the Cloud, other vehicles of road hazards so that the community benefits from its exceptional perception capabilities.

Geoffrey Bouquot, Valeo’s Senior Vice-President, R&D and Strategy says: “Valeo’s third generation LiDAR is a major technological advance toward the autonomous vehicle. This upgrade strengthens Valeo’s technological and industrial leadership in the field, when it was already the only supplier on the market currently series-producing an automotive-grade LiDAR scanner. Our number one goal with this device remains the same – to save lives on the road.”

Valeo’s LiDARs are produced in Germany at Valeo’s Wemding plant in Bavaria, Germany. 

300 engineers at Valeo are dedicated solely to this technology, for which over 500 patents have already been filed.

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