AEye in the News

Neural asks: ‘Where are all the robotaxis and autonomous cars we were promised?’

Neural sits down with AEye’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Allan Steinhardt, to find out what is happening behind the scenes in the world of transportation autonomy, and why driverless cars always seem to be “a few years away”. In this article, Dr. Steinhardt describes how only AEye’s iDAR has the unique, “patented ability to transform LiDAR sensors into an optical communications network, enabling the sensor to not only to determine what’s happening on the road, but to create real-time communications arrays to help coordinate vehicle ‘knowledge’ across multiple nodes.”

Car and Driver Affirms AEye’s Pedestrian and Small Object Detection in a Tunnel at 120 Meters in Rain

Car and Driver was on site at Destination ACM to witness AEye’s small object detection testing, which saw AEye’s sensor detect five bricks and a black dog not visible to the human eye at 120 meters, as well as a pedestrian and child at 110 meters, in a tunnel and amid heavy rain. “Had the [vehicle] on display really been driving itself, it would have picked up on the obstacles in the road before a human could have, especially given the heavy rain.”

SensorTips asks: “What is the outlook for the MEMS Sensor Market?”

SensorTips breaks down the drivers of the global microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors market, which includes: miniaturized consumer products, IoT-connected devices and wearables, thermopiles and microbolometers used in contactless temperature guns, PCR diagnostic tests for detecting COVID-19, microfluidics for DNA sequencing, and of course, autonomous vehicle technology.

Reuters Reports on AEye’s Recent Deals with Continental and TuSimple

As Reuters reports, Continental announced the integration of AEye's long-range, LiDAR into its Automated Driving (AD) platform, the first full stack automotive-grade system for L2+ to L4 automated and autonomous driving applications, creating a unique offering that extends their integrated AD platform for passenger and commercial vehicles. In addition, AEye announced a development partnership with global self-driving technology company, TuSimple, to deploy long-range LiDAR for autonomous trucking applications.

FreightWaves Details AEye’s Partnership with TuSimple

"Identifying obstacles 3,280 feet away is critical for autonomous trucking because of the time it takes a fully loaded semi to come to a complete stop." In this article by FreightWaves, they interview AEye Co-Founder, GM of ADAS and VP of Corporate Development, Jordan Greene, to learn the parallels between aerospace and defense and automotive, the importance of long-range visibility for hub-to-hub autonomous driving, and AEye's partnership with TuSimple to deploy long-range LiDAR for autonomous heavy-duty trucks.

Junko Yoshida asks: “Can ADAS Aid Us on a Dark and Stormy Night?”

In journalist Junko Yoshida's latest Medium post, she takes a deep-dive into the vulnerability ADAS and AV sensors have in inclement weather. Yoshida was present at Destination ACM, where she witnessed how AEye's iDAR system uniquely enables customers to create a library of deterministic, software-configurable scan patterns for different environments that can be optimized for bad weather.

DesignNews Spotlights 4Sight’s Industry-Leading LiDAR Performance

With its industry-leading range and resolution, and ability to work through a second surface, DesignNews explains why AEye's high-performance LiDAR is particularly well positioned to address the commercial vehicle market, which requires a maximum sensor range and resolution to provide sufficient processing time for automated decisions and actions.

EE|Times Reports on the Current State of the LiDAR Market

In this roundup on the current state of the LiDAR market, Junko Yoshida of EE|Times interviews AEye’s Stephen Lambright and Head of VSI Labs' Phil Magney to find out where the market is headed and AEye’s recent LiDAR performance testing.

Bloomberg: Car-Sensor Startup AEye Goes Public in $2 Billion SPAC Deal

“AEye Inc., a startup that makes lidar systems for self-driving vehicles, is going public by merging with blank-check company CF Finance Acquisition Corp. III in a deal valued at $2 billion.”

TechCrunch: AEye becomes latest lidar company to go public via SPAC

“Under this deal, AEye said it was able to raise $225 million in private investment in public equity, or PIPE, from institutional and strategic investors that include GM Ventures, Subaru-SBI, Intel Capital, Hella Ventures and Taiwania Capital.”

WardsAuto Reports on Continental’s Investment in AEye’s Long-Range LiDAR

AEye partner, Continental, calls the jointly developed, HRL 131 sensor the “‘final piece of the puzzle’ when it comes to autonomous vehicles navigating complex environments.” The long-range LiDAR sensor will enable L3 and L4 autonomous vehicles to see and understand objects at up to 1000 meters. In addition, its high resolution, wide Field-of-View, and configurable software make it fundamental for all aspects of L4 autonomy. AEye Founder and VP of Corporate Development, Jordan Greene, highlights the need for long-range LiDAR to address the industry’s most complex edge cases.
AutoVision News Interviews AEye CEO, Blair LaCorte, for AutoSens Insights

AutoVision News Interviews AEye CEO, Blair LaCorte, for AutoSens Insights

AEye CEO, Blair LaCorte, sits down with AutoVision News Managing Editor, Carl Anthony, for AutoSens Insights to discuss AEye's go-to market strategy, key applications for LiDAR systems, increasing LiDAR adoption through Tier 1 partnerships, and more.
Blair LaCorte’s “Master Class on Leadership in Business and Technology” on The Sydcast Podcast

Blair LaCorte’s “Master Class on Leadership in Business and Technology” on The Sydcast Podcast

AEye CEO, Blair LaCorte, sits down with Sydney Finkelstein on The Sydcast podcast, where they discuss everything from military logistics to self-driving cars. In this episode of The Sydcast, Blair and Sydney “get right to what leadership looks like in the trenches, what skills make the difference, and why curiosity is the secret sauce of business success.”
Automotive News Announces AEye and Continental Partnership

Automotive News Announces AEye and Continental Partnership

Among dozens of lidar companies pioneering technology that helps autonomous vehicles perceive the road ahead, many can build prototypes that effectively function. Few have production contracts that pave the way toward mass production. Lidar startup AEye Inc. joined the ranks of the latter Tuesday.
Forbes Details Continental's Stake in AEye to Enhance its Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Forbes Details Continental’s Stake in AEye to Enhance its Autonomous Vehicle Technology

With AEye's long-range LiDAR system, Continental hopes to enhance its current short-range LiDAR technology, Forbes reports. The AEye system will be deployed in an automotive passenger or commercial vehicles, bringing "optimum short-range and long-range LiDAR technologies with their complementary sets of benefits under one roof" says Frank Petznick, head of Continental’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Business Unit.
Reuters Reports on Continental's Investment in AEye

Reuters Reports on Continental’s Investment in AEye

German technology supplier, Continental, is buying a minority stake in AEye to strengthen its position in the market for automated driving systems, Reuters reports. Continental will add AEye's long-range LiDAR (that can discern vehicles on the road up to 300 meters away and a brick at 160 meters) to its existing short-range LiDAR, camera, and radar sensor technology, equipping vehicles with systems that can automate highway driving by the middle of the decade.
Just Auto Asks if Perception Software Will Become the Eyes of AVs?

Just Auto Asks if Perception Software Will Become the Eyes of AVs?

In an Interview with Matthew Beecham of Just Auto, AEye’s Blair LaCorte discusses how the LiDAR marketplace is evolving, sensor fusion, why LiDAR technology is necessary for AVs, and his view on the path towards autonomous driving.
Security Magazine

Security Magazine

“Is LiDAR ready for mainstream security use?” asks Security Magazine. They sat down with Akram Benmbarek, AEye’s VP of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives at CES 2020, who says “the most suitable customers for security applications today are critical infrastructures and government agencies."

Reuters Reports on Growing Alternative Markets for LiDAR

The need for LiDAR is quickly expanding beyond the automotive world. Reuters speaks with AEye's VP of Business Development, Strategic Initiatives, Akram Benmbarek, at CES 2020 about alternative applications for LiDAR, such as automated trains, smart cities, and machinery used in construction and mining.

AEye and Forbes Weigh in on the Future of Autonomy

In an interview with John Koetsier of Forbes, AEye President, Blair LaCorte, predicts that there will be deployments of autonomous cars by 2023. But by then, autonomy may look a lot different than what we have in mind today…
Auto Futures Discovers the Flexibility of AEye's iDAR at CES 2020

Auto Futures Discovers the Flexibility of AEye’s iDAR at CES 2020

AEye's Vice President of AI and Software, Abhijit Thatte, discusses AEye's exhibit at CES 2020, which included an AI basketball demo that showcased how iDAR is able to achieve motion forecasting through smart algorithms.
TWiT Tech Interviews Aravind Ratnam about AEye's Autonomous Driving Tech at CES 2020

TWiT Tech Interviews Aravind Ratnam about AEye’s Autonomous Driving Tech at CES 2020

AEye's VP of Product Management, Aravind Ratnam, talks to Ant and Leo of TWiT Tech about tackling tough edge cases, biomimicry, and the inherent advantages of LiDAR to artificial perception for autonomous vehicles.
Mercury News Announces AEye’s Move to New Dublin California Headquarters

Mercury News Announces AEye’s Move to New Dublin California Headquarters

Having reached capacity at their Pleasanton headquarters, AEye has leased a 55,000 sq. ft office space at 1 Park Place in Dublin California, which will accommodate 350 employees and ensure the company is poised for growth and success. AEye has already begun to move its employees to the new headquarters, and will complete the move in early 2020.
DesignNews Spotlights AEye President Blair LaCorte's Press Conference at AutoMobility LA

DesignNews Spotlights AEye President Blair LaCorte’s Press Conference at AutoMobility LA

Chris Wiltz of DesignNews chronicles AEye President Blair LaCorte's AutoMobility LA 2019 press conference where he discusses how iDAR enables autonomous vehicle sensing technology to “out-perceive the human eye” using biomimicry, iDAR's motion forecasting ability, and how AEye's technology is similar to the Indoraptor from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
Ride by Kelley Blue Book Names AEye "Top 6 New Mobility Innovations" at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show

Ride by Kelley Blue Book Names AEye “Top 6 New Mobility Innovations” at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show

Marcus Amick of Ride by Kelley Blue Book calls AEye's new 2D/3D perception sensor system, iDAR, one of the "most interesting tech innovations" featured at the AutoMobility summit. At their outdoor exhibition, AEye demonstrated how iDAR can "search, acquire, classify, and track" objects by combining agile LiDAR, camera, and deterministic AI in the sensor.

AutoSens talks “Rethinking the Three ‘Rs’ of LiDAR: Rate, Resolution and Range” with AEye’s VP Product Management, Aravind Ratnam

At AutoSens Brussels 2019, AEye's Aravind Ratnam spoke with Carl Anthony of AutoSens TV about solving corner cases, how to move ADAS past Level 2, and how Tier 1 automotive suppliers can best package perception systems for OEMs.
Wards Intelligence

Wards Intelligence Talks AEye’s LiDAR for ADAS Applications with AEye VP of Marketing, Stephen Lambright

David Zoia of Wards Intelligence interviews AEye's VP of Marketing, Stephen Lambright, about autonomous vehicle development and production of AEye's solid-state LiDAR for ADAS systems.
EE Times

EETimes Talks ‘Corner Cases’ with AEye’s VP of Product Management, Aravind Ratnam, at AutoSens Brussels 2019

EE Times interviewed AEye’s VP of Product Management, Aravind Ratnam, at AutoSens Brussels 2019 for their article "6 Trends on ‘Perception’ for ADAS/AV." Ratnam explains how only AEye's iDAR can “address certain corner cases" that conventional perception systems for ADAS and fully autonomous vehicles have difficulty handling reliably.
AV Technology Magazine

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Publishes Aravind Ratnam’s New Metrics for LiDAR Evaluation

In the August 2019 issue of Autonomous Vehicle Technology magazine, AEye’s VP of Product Management, Aravind Ratnam, rethinks the three “Rs” of LiDAR — rate, resolution, and range — and proposes extending automotive LiDAR evaluation metrics to meet the capabilities of today's technology.
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.

Forbes on How AEye Teaches Autonomous Vehicles to Perceive Like a Human

AEye asks: “What is the best way to deliver artificial perception for robotic and autonomous vehicles?” In “Teaching An Autonomous Car To Perceive Like A Human,” Forbes learns that it involves mimicking the advanced processes of the human visual cortex. “Intelligence begins with how you collect data,” says AEye President, Blair LaCorte, “[and] iDAR captures and processes environmental data – just as the human visual cortex does.”
The Register

The Register and AEye President, Blair LaCorte, Predict the Future of Self-Driving Cars

At the 2019 Intel Capital Global Summit in Phoenix, AEye President, Blair LaCorte, details to The Register how he envisions the future of the self-driving car industry and demonstrates AEye's advanced artificial perception technology.
Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag

Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag Talks “Biomomicry” with AEye President, Blair LaCorte

On Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag, AEye President, Blair LaCorte, explains how the fusion of LiDAR and camera vision empowers autonomous vehicles to perceive like a human.
Automotive World

Automotive World Explores the Flourishing Relationship Between Artificial Intelligence and Sensors

In their "Special report: Artificial intelligence and the autonomous vehicle," Automotive World examines how deep learning plays a critical role in the development of self-driving cars, and how AEye offers a more intelligent approach to data collection and handling.    Downloadable PDF
Smarter Cars

Smarter Cars Podcast Talks LiDAR and Perception Systems with AEye President, Blair LaCorte

Smarter Cars host, Michele Kyrouz, sits down with AEye President, Blair LaCorte to discuss AEye's cutting-edge technology for autonomous vehicles which fuses cameras and LiDAR to mimic human perception

BeTerrific Interviews AEye’s Head of Customer Success at CES 2019

At CES 2019, AEye's Head of Customer Success, Joel Benscoter, spoke with BeTerrific's Michael Artsis about what sets iDAR technology apart from conventional perception systems for autonomous vehicles.
IEEE Spectrum

IEEE Spectrum Examines LiDAR Wavelength Safety for the Human Eye and Digital Cameras

IEEE Spectrum details why the 1550 nanometer wavelength for LiDAR is safe for the human eye, and calls the industry to work together to ensure multimodal sensor compatibility and interoperability.

Reuters Rides Along with AEye at CES 2019

AEye takes Reuters on a drive down the Las Vegas Strip to show off how its artificial perception technology can detect up to 1000 meters and mimic human perception by focusing on important objects in a scene.

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.

AnyAuto Names AEye One of “10 Automotive Startups to Watch in 2019”

As a robotics perception pioneer bringing new, intelligent data perception to automotive vehicles, AnyAuto has named AEye among "the automotive innovations to watch closely in the year 2019." Features AEye in its CES 2019 Autonomous Vehicle Tech Roundup “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. Highlights AEye’s AE200 Series Announcement and $40M Series B Funding  |  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.

Wired Chuckles at AEye’s Cheeky Dart Demo

What better way to test the abilities of a LiDAR system than determining if it can perceive the dart from a "Nerf" gun? Thanks Wired Transportation Editor, Alex Davies, for the inspiration!

Forbes Features AEye’s iDAR 1000 Meter Detection Range and 100 HZ Scan Rate Achievement

Forbes details why conventional, solid-state LiDAR systems won't be enough to cultivate the future of autonomous vehicles. Instead, what will catapult autonomous vehicles into the mainstream market is faster, smarter, detection systems, like AEye’s iDAR, which fuses active LiDAR with a high-resolution, low-light camera to replicate the advanced processes of the human visual cortex.
EE Times

EE Times Looks to AEye to Answer the Question, “Do ADAS cars and robocars really need lidars?”

EETimes explores AEye's use of deterministic artificial intelligence to discriminately collect data information that only matters to an AV’s path planning, instead of assigning every pixel the same priority. According to VSI's Phil Magney, "this is really edge fusion as the device is fusing the raw data with the camera data before any classification occurs.”

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.

TechCrunch Reports on AEye’s $40M Series B Funding Led by Taiwania Capital

TechCrunch announces AEye's close of Series B funding. Led by Taiwania Capital and including returning investors Kleiner Perkins, Intel Capital, Airbus Ventures, and Tyche Partners, the artificial perception pioneer and creator of iDAR raised $40 million, bringing its total funding to roughly $61 million.
eeNews Europe

eeNews Europe Examines AEye’s Ground-Breaking, New Sensor Data Type: Dynamic Vixels

Dynamic Vixels strengthen AEye's biomimetic approach to visual perception, enabling vehicles to see and perceive like humans do “to better evaluate potential driving hazards and adapt to changing conditions.”

FutureCar Provides an In-Depth Look into How AEye’s AI-Based Perception System Can Become the ‘Eyes’ of Self-Driving Cars

FutureCar sits down with AEye’s Lead Strategist, Jordan Greene, to learn how AEye uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to mimic the advanced processes of human perception.

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.”
Digital Journal

Digital Journal Asks: “Will agile sensor technology surpass LiDAR”?

New sensor technology by AEye, which specializes in artificial perception, aims to combat key safety concerns regarding the development and mainstream adoption of autonomous vehicles.
MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review Dives Deep into Why AEye’s Sensors Give “Driverless Cars a Human-Like View of the World”

"AEye, has built a new kind of hybrid sensor...that allows the system to prioritize where it’s looking in order to give vehicles a more refined view of the world." – MIT Technology Review

The Drive Reports on AEye’s Mission for Self-Driving Cars to Perceive the World Like Humans

In AEye’s revolutionary iDAR system, LiDAR and camera work together to achieve better results through intelligent, selective scanning — a key aspect of human perception.

CleanTechnica Sits in on AEye’s LiDAR Demo

CleanTechnica reports on the successful completion of AEye’s live demo of its software-configurable iDAR platform in an urban environment.
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 active LiDAR with a high-resolution, low-light HD 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.