ARway, a stand-alone public company spun out of Nextech AR, is poised to use lidar technology to create hyper accurate meshes for metaverse spatial mapping software that will enhance wayfinding and spatial computing markets.
Lidar sensors create precise 3D images of the environment as well as measure distances and the velocity of road traffic, obstacles and pedestrians. Lidar provides a dense point cloud that produces a hyper-accurate model of the environment scanned. Lidar technology is being used by automotive OEMs for autonomous vehicles and enabling advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS).
For ARway it will use lidar to produce highly detailed 3D digital twins for users in its Map Studio Portal to provide a richer experience than traditional point cloud solutions. Lidar also enhances mapping accuracy and occlusion considerably.
Real estate is becoming a big deal in the metaverse and with augmented reality. Using lidar with a greater spatial awareness from remote locations could enhance wayfinding of rooms or zones with greater reliability and accuracy. It would access a richer data set connecting spaces digitally in three dimensions.
“We are constantly analyzing new technologies which can give us a competitive edge in the market and with our adoption of LiDAR which is bleeding edge technology we believe we have gained that edge,” said Evan Gappelberg, CEO of Nextech AR.
Gappelberg said lidar will fit perfectly for AR wayfinding and will give users detailed maps and deep analysis for the metaverse.