AEye Press Releases

Abhijit Thatte Announced

AEye Adds VP of AI and Software to Executive Team

Abhijit Thatte to Lead Software Product Development as AEye Continues to Expand and Enhance iDAR Artificial Perception Platform Pleasanton, CA – February 26, 2019 - Artificial perception pioneer AEye today announced the addition of Abhijit Thatte as VP of AI and Software to its executive team. Thatte is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of software product development experience across industries from robotics to industrials. At AEye, he is charged with leveraging the company’s core artificial intelligence capabilities…

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AEye LiDAR Patents

AEye Extends Patent Portfolio, Creating Industry’s Most Comprehensive Library of Solid-State Lidar Intellectual Property

Patented technology gives iDAR system the ability to create superior perception data, radically improving safety, reliability, and efficiency of autonomous vehicles. Pleasanton, CA – February 20, 2019 - Artificial perception pioneer AEye today announced a significant expansion of its global patent portfolio, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to innovative solutions that promote safe and reliable vehicle autonomy. In addition to three patents previously announced, AEye has been awarded eight additional patents covering core components of AEye’s iDAR™ (Intelligent Detection and Ranging)…

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AEye's AE200 Advanced Artificial Perception Sensor

AEye Announces Industry Leading Family of Perception Sensors for ADAS Solutions

AE200 Series is designed to address the need of modular, high-performance sensors that are based on the iDAR™ platform and optimized for size, weight, power, and price. CES, Las Vegas, NV – January 8, 2019 - AEye, a world leader in artificial perception systems and the developer of iDAR™, today announced the AE200 Series of sensors, a game changing solid-state sensor family for Level 3 ADAS applications. AEye previously announced its latest Mobility/Robotaxi solution, the AE110, in December, 2018. Built…

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LG Electronics and AEye Announce Strategic Partnership to Address Sensing and Perception Needs of ADAS Market

LG Electronics and AEye Announce Strategic Partnership to Address Sensing and Perception Needs of ADAS Market CES, Las Vegas, NV – January 8, 2019 - LG Electronics (LG), leading multinational electronics company, and AEye, a world leader in artificial perception systems and the developer of iDAR™, today announced a strategic sales, co-development and manufacturing partnership to help automotive OEMs bring cutting-edge sensing and perception solutions to the ADAS and future autonomous driving markets. The partnership combines LG’s extensive optics and…

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Hella and AEye Extend Strategic Partnership to Deliver Sensing and Perception Solutions for ADAS and Autonomous Driving

Cooperation Focus in the Field of LiDAR Sensor and iDAR System Development First results will be demonstrated at CES 2019 in Las Vegas Lippstadt / Las Vegas, January 8, 2019 - HELLA, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers for lighting and electronics, and AEye, a world leader in artificial perception systems and the developer of iDAR™, seek to extend their strategic partnership to deliver customized sensing and perception solutions for ADAS Automated Driving (AD) based on AEye’s iDAR technology.…

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AEye AE110

AEye Introduces Advanced Mobility Product for the Autonomous Vehicle Market

The AE110 Brings Together Agile Sensors, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Definability to Capture Better Information with Less Power, Raising the Bar on Performance and Safety Pleasanton, CA - December 20, 2018 - AEye, a world leader in artificial perception systems and the developer of iDAR™, today announced the AE110, its most advanced product for the automotive mobility market. Built on the world's most extensive solid-state LiDAR patent portfolio (with over 1000 claims filed), the AE110 features the industry’s only software-definable…

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AEye Range Test Truck Moving Away At 200M

AEye’s $40M Series B Includes Numerous Automotive Leaders Including Subaru, Hella, LG, and SK

Strategic Automotive Investors Support AEye’s iDAR™ Technology Approach in Addressing the Perception Needs of Both ADAS and Mobility Markets Pleasanton, CA - December 19, 2018 - AEye, a world leader in artificial perception systems and the developer of iDAR™, today announced the second close of its Series B financing, bringing the company’s total funding to over $60 million. AEye Series B included global automotive OEM, Tier 1 and Tier 2 strategic investors Hella Ventures, SUBARU-SBI Innovation Fund, LG Electronics, and…

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Blair LaCorte AEye President

Blair LaCorte Named President of AEye

AEye’s former Chief of Staff will lead the company’s growth and expansion as its iDAR™ system is set to scale production for the global automotive market Pleasanton, CA - December 12, 2018 - AEye, leader in artificial perception systems and the creators of iDAR™, today announced the appointment of Blair LaCorte as president. LaCorte, initially invested in AEye Series A in 2016 and was named chairman of the advisory board. He joined the management team as chief of staff in…

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AEye’s iDAR Shatters Both Range and Scan Rate Performance Records for Automotive Grade LiDAR

Company Simultaneously Closes $40 Million Series B Funding to Fuel Global Expansion Pleasanton, CA - November 19, 2018 - AEye, a world leader in artificial perception systems and the developer of iDAR™, today announced a major breakthrough in long-range threat detection and safety. In performance specification tests monitored and validated by VSI Labs, one of the nation’s leading automated vehicle technology advisors,  AEye’s iDAR system detected and tracked a truck at 1,000 meters, or one kilometer – four to five…

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Biomimicry

AEye’s iDAR Leverages Biomimicry to Enable First Solid State Lidar with 100Hz Scan Rate

Breakthrough speed to be discussed today at Western Automotive Journalists event “Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel” Pleasanton, CA - October 1, 2018 - Following on the heels of being honored as “Most Exciting Start-Up” at the prestigious Autosens awards in Brussels, AEye, a leader in artificial perception systems, today announced that it has established a new speed benchmark for 300m+ class solid-state LiDAR sensors achieving scan rates of 100Hz or greater – a 10x improvement over currently deployed competitive systems…

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AutoSens Award 2018

AutoSens Names AEye Most Exciting Start-Up in the Automotive Imaging Sector

Award at Automotive Sensor Conference Singles Out AEye as a “Firebrand Leader” with the “Most Complete Package” Pleasanton, CA - September 13, 2018 - AEye, a leader in artificial perception systems, today announced it has been named Most Exciting Startup by AutoSens, the world’s leading technical summit for ADAS and autonomous vehicle perception technology. The award honors the startup with the most complete package, the genuine intent to create a business, change the world, and be known as a force…

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Gartner Cool Vendor Award

Gartner Names AEye Cool Vendor in AI for Computer Vision

Pleasanton, CA - June 7, 2018 – AEye, a leader in artificial perception systems, today announced that it has been named a Cool Vendor in AI for Computer Vision in Gartner’s annual report, which identifies new and innovative vendors, products and services transforming and disrupting technology. This is the latest in a string of accolades for AEye and its groundbreaking robotic perception system for autonomous vehicles. Since the beginning of the year, AEye’s unique approach to artificial perception, which embeds…

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Innovative Tecnology

AEye Introduces Next Generation of Artificial Perception: New Dynamic Vixels™

Enhancement to iDAR™ Better Mimics the Human Visual Cortex Pleasanton, CA - May 22, 2018 – AEye, a leader in artificial perception systems, today announced the introduction of a new sensor data type called Dynamic Vixels™, which are designed to more intelligently acquire and adapt data for the company’s iDAR™ (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) perception system. This advancement in AEye technology further strengthens its biomimicry approach to visual perception, essentially enabling vehicles to see and perceive more like humans to…

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Autonomous Vehicle

AEye Granted Foundational Patents For Core Solid-State MEMs-Based Agile LiDAR And Embedded AI Technology

Pleasanton, CA – March 7, 2018 – On the heels of its automotive product debut at the January Consumer Electronics Show (CES), artificial perception pioneer AEye today announced it has been awarded foundational patents with numerous claims for its solid state MEMs-based agile LiDAR and embedded AI technology that are core to AEye’s iDAR™ perception system. AEye’s iDAR (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) perception system mimics how a human’s visual cortex focuses on and evaluates potential driving hazards. Using embedded AI…

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Nate Ramanathan Announced

Nate Ramanathan Joins AEye as Vice President of Operations

Ramanathan to direct supply chain, quality and manufacturability of AEye products Pleasanton, CA - September 13, 2018 - AEye, a leader in artificial perception systems, today announced the appointment of Nate Ramanathan as Vice President of Operations. Ramanathan, who joined the AEye team earlier this year, brings deep automotive, contract manufacturing, design for manufacturability, sourcing, logistics, and quality assurance expertise to AEye’s executive team, complementing the defense, technology, intelligence and automotive experience already in place. Ramanathan’s hiring comes at a key…

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Aravind Ratnam Announced

AEye Announces Addition of Aravind Ratnam as Vice President of Product Management

Ratnam to bring deep automotive, software, system and product management expertise to AEye executive team. Pleasanton, CA - August 20, 2018 - AEye, a leader in artificial perception systems, today announced the appointment of Aravind Ratnam as Vice President of Product Management. Ratnam brings deep automotive, software, lasers/optics and product management expertise to AEye’s executive team that complements the deep defense, technology, intelligence and automotive experience already in place. Ratnam’s experience will be integral as the company expands to meet…

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James Robnett

AEye Welcomes James Robnett to Executive Team as Vice President of Automotive Business Development

Pleasanton, CA - May 7, 2018 – AEye, a leader in artificial perception systems, today announced the appointment of James Robnett as Vice President of Automotive Business Development. “Jim Robnett is an exceptional addition to the AEye team,” said Luis Dussan, Founder and CEO of AEye. “His industry knowledge, technical expertise and energy perfectly align with our immediate needs as we foster our relationships in the automotive industry, and his strategic insights and leadership abilities will help us grow into…

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AE100 Autonomous Vehicle 2018

AEye Announces the AE100 Robotic Perception System for Autonomous Vehicles

Industry's First Solid State iDAR™ Based Product Provides Breakthrough Advancements in Perception and Motion Planning CES – Las Vegas, NV – January 7, 2018 – AEye, a robotic perception pioneer, today announced the AE100™, a leading-edge robotic perception system for autonomous vehicle, ADAS, and mobility markets. The AE100 is a solid state, cost-optimized system based on AEye’s iDAR™ technology, a new form of intelligent data collection that enables rapid, dynamic perception and enhanced path planning. iDAR (Intelligent Detection and Ranging)…

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Artificial Intelligence Concept

CB Insights Unveils Second Annual AI 100 Companies at A-ha!

AEye Named to the 2018 AI 100, Highlighting Advancements in Intelligent Sensing and Perception Technology for Autonomous Vehicles San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2017 – CB Insights today named AEye to the prestigious AI 100, a select group of promising private companies working on groundbreaking artificial intelligence technology. CB Insights CEO and co-founder Anand Sanwal will reveal the full list of the second annual AI 100 companies at the A-ha! conference in San Francisco. "Last year's AI 100 enjoyed amazing…

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IDAR

AEye Introduces Groundbreaking iDAR Technology

Intelligent Solid-State LiDAR Delivers Unprecedented Advance in Perception and Motion Planning for Autonomous Vehicles Company Announces iDAR Development Partner Program Pleasanton, CA, December 11, 2017 – AEye, Inc, a robotic perception pioneer, today introduced iDAR™, a new form of intelligent data collection that enables rapid, dynamic perception and path planning. iDAR (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) combines the world’s first agile MOEMS LiDAR, pre-fused with a low-light camera and embedded artificial intelligence - creating software-definable and extensible hardware that can dynamically…

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AE100 Demo Vehicle

AEye Demos First 360 Degree Solid State LiDAR System

Live Demo Breaks New Ground — Enabling Autonomous Vehicles to Collect Real-time High Density Point Clouds While Simultaneously Detecting Objects up to 300 Meters Away San Francisco, CA, Sept. 15, 2017 – AEye, Inc, a robotic vision pioneer, today announced completion of a successful live metropolitan demo showcasing its solid state commercial LiDAR system with 360° vehicle coverage. AEye’s high-performance system employs a dense LiDAR scanner, paired with region of interest configurability, for enhanced ranges up to 300 meters. AEye…

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Innovative Executive Team Concept

AEye Expands Executive Team as Growth Accelerates

Seasoned Engineering, Product and Business Executives to Drive Development and Commercialization of AEye's Advanced Vision Systems for Autonomous Vehicles Pleasanton, CA, June 28, 2017 – AEye Inc, a robotic vision pioneer, today announced it has expanded its executive team to accelerate development and deployment of its “pre-fused” solid state LiDAR and computer vision systems for autonomous vehicles. This follows the company’s recent $16 million series A funding announcement from Kleiner Perkins, Airbus Ventures, Intel Capital and others. The new hires…

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Innovative Tecnology

AEye Announces $16 Million Series A Funding from Kleiner Perkins, Airbus Ventures and Intel Capital

Company’s Advanced Vision Systems Promote Safe and Reliable Augmented and Autonomous Intelligence for the Aviation, Auto and Heavy Industries Pleasanton, CA, June 13, 2017 - AEye Inc, a robotic vision pioneer, today announced the close of a $16 million series A venture round from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Airbus Ventures, Intel Capital, Tyche Partners and others. AEye’s advanced vision system is the first to “pre-fuse” solid state LiDAR with computer vision, enabling newfound vision intelligence in autonomous vehicles. “We are excited…

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