AEye in the News

SAE Autonomous Vehicle Engineering

SAE’s Autonomous Vehicle Engineering on New LiDAR Performance Metrics

In the May 2019 issue of SAE’s Autonomous Vehicle Engineering (AVE) magazine, AEye’s technical product manager, Indu Vijayan, argues that conventional metrics used for evaluating the unique capabilities of more advanced lidar systems are inadequate, failing to address real-world driving problems facing autonomous vehicles. In ‘New Performance Metrics for Lidar,’ Indu proposes that new measurements, such as object revisit rate and instantaneous (angular) resolution, are more advantageous for autonomous vehicle development.  

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MotorTrend

Motor Trend Features AEye’s iDAR System for Self Driving Cars

In its "Innovations in Enviro-Sensing for Robocars" feature, Motor Trend details how AEye's iDAR “embeds microelectromechanical systems into solid-state LiDAR, allowing it to fire photons randomly rather than in a preset pattern, making it easier for the computer to process.” This reduces latency and power consumption five to ten times over competitors.  

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Engineering.com

Engineering.com Features AEye in its CES 2019 Autonomous Vehicle Tech Roundup

Engineering.com: “While conventional LiDAR systems rely on an array of independent sensors that produce large quantities of data — which [then] require long processing times and extensive computing power to analyze and translate it into actionable information that a car can use” — only AEye’s iDAR system can intelligently prioritize actionable data.  

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Optics.org

Optics.org Highlights AEye’s AE200 Series Announcement and $40M Series B Funding

optics.org  |  The AE200 Series delivers ADAS L3 long range performance of up to 200 meters at 10% reflectivity at 0.1° resolution with a short range performance configuration of 50 meters range at 10% reflectivity. AEye's AE200 Series will be modular in design and capable of up to 120°x 45° Field of View. AEye also recently announced the close of its Series B funding, which will be used to scale its operations to meet the demand of its global partners and customers.…

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VentureBeat

VentureBeat Says iDAR Is “Built for Speed”

VentureBeat reports that AEye's iDAR system "is built for speed first and foremost." While typical LiDAR systems fail to identify potential hazards quickly, AEye's Intelligent Detection and Ranging (iDAR) system creates point cloud data called “Dynamic Vixels” which enable flexible, intelligent, and faster detection for autonomous vehicles.  

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WardsAuto

WardsAuto Highlights AEye’s Next-Gen LiDAR System

AEye founder and CEO, Luis Dussan, tells WardsAuto how iDAR “is a step beyond today’s LiDARS systems.” Unveiled at CES 2018, AEye's software-definable, iDAR technology is “a new form of intelligent data collection that enables rapid, dynamic perception and enhanced path planning.”  

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Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal Announces Close of AEye’s $16 Million Series A with Funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Airbus Ventures, Intel Capital, Tyche Partners, and Others

AEye, which differentiates itself from competing artificial perception systems for autonomous vehicles by fusing agile LiDAR with a high-resolution, low-light camera, has raised $16 million in Series A financing led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Other participates include Airbus Ventures, Intel Capital and Tyche Partners.  

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