Electronics and Semiconductors

Neuvition Announces High-resolution Lidar with Video Fusion for Autonomous Driving and 3D Imaging

10 July 2018

Neuvition Inc. has announced the first version of its 480 lines HD video lidar, Titan M1. The semi-solid state lidar has a resolution of 480 vertical lines and 1,280 pixels for each line (resolution of 1280 x 480). It is one of the highest resolution lidars on the commercial market and features up to 1.5 million points per second data rate, with multiple returns and distances up to 200 meters. The Titan M1 uses a 1550 nm wavelength laser which is eye safe and works better in certain weather conditions compared to the 905 nm laser.

“With max 480 lines high resolution and 200 meters distance, Neuvition Titan M1 will make autonomous driving safer compared to lower resolution LiDARs and other solutions,” Henry Li, CEO of Neuvition, said.

“High Source: Neuvition, Inc. Source: Neuvition, Inc. resolution LiDARs allow autonomous driving cars to see better from a longer distance. The device will make it much harder to miss small objects on the road, that will increase the safety level of self-driving cars,” Jian Lin, chairman of Neuvition, said.

Another advantage of the Neuvition LiDAR is the dynamically adjustable system. It allows the LiDAR to be adjusted dynamically to use different resolution, power, scan density and distribution pattern.

One important feature of the Neuvition lidar is the video fusion. The Titan M1 comes with a video camera on board which can generate a colorless point cloud or a colored point cloud, which is important for many applications. In addition to autonomous driving, other applications such as 3D imaging or surveillance should benefit from the color point cloud and the point cloud fused video.

The Titan M1 also has a patent pending for its two-piece design with a main control and a compact lidar head. This makes it easy to configure and install in different applications. With the high resolution and video fusion, the Titan M1 is most suitable for HD imaging applications including 3D outdoor and indoor mapping in addition to autonomous driving, machine vision and surveillance.

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