Argo Lidar is a new sensor introduced by Argo AI designed to accelerate the commercialization of autonomous delivery and ride-hailing services.
The lidar sensor detects difficult-to-see objects from far away and works with Argo’s self-driving system (SDS) that is capable of 360° of awareness day or night and can safely drive on city streets, suburban neighborhoods and at highway speeds.
Argo said the lidar is the longest distance sensor with a range capability of 400 meters with dark-object detection for highway driving. The lidar features high resolution perception for photorealistic imaging to identify small objects for safe operation on city streets.
The Argo SDS allows connections from warehouses to urban and suburban routes for middle- and last-mile delivery or for in-demand ride-hailing routes to and from airports. Argo said it plans to begin testing and development of the lidar technology in six U.S. cities with additional cities to be expanded later this year and into Europe.
Argo is working with Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen in the integration and development of commercial-grade self-driving vehicles.