Electronics and Semiconductors

AI-enabled MEMS lidar ready for production

20 January 2021
The XCAT Pro lidar is soon to be available for volume production for autonomous vehicles. Source: XAOS Motors

XAOS Motors’ artificial intelligence (AI) microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) lidar system is ready for production and the company plans to begin shopping the device to global automotive OEMs.

The XCAT Pro lidar can change scan angle, resolution and optical scan distance without modifying hardware and other parts. The scanning algorithm is powered by AI to scan and trace objects when a dangerous object is found while scanning a complete range in normal situations.

Lidar is a 3D vision sensor that can detect the position, shape and speed of obstacles around a vehicle in real time through transmission and reception of emitted light.

XAOS Motor said the XCAT lidar supports companies developing autonomous driving systems and advance driver assistance systems (ADAS) through its 3D vision software. The company is also developing flash lidar and filed a patent for “LED headlamp-linked automotive lidar system.” The company is also developing a domain control unit (DCU) that will be integrated into the control technology for self-driving sensors.

“After the launch of prototype XCAT Pro in June, we have received inquiries for supply of products and technology development cooperation from home and abroad such as automobile manufacturers, electronics, robotics and autonomous driving service companies,” said Keon-Young Lee, VP of XAOS Motors.

At CES 2021, which took place virtually last week, showcased the XCAT Pro as well as the single version of its electric vehicle platform Triplux that controls the drive domain of EVs. The platform is a distributed control driving module based on a DCU that integrates dozens or hundreds of existing automotive electronic control units (ECUs).

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