AEye Press Releases

AEye Reveals Advanced MEMS That Delivers Solid-State Performance and Reliability Needed to Advance Adoption of Low-Cost LiDAR

Dublin, CA - June 9, 2020 - AEye, Inc, an artificial perception pioneer today announced that their 4Sight™ M sensor based on patented intelligent perception system design has established a new standard for sensor reliability. In testing completed at NTS, one of the most respected testing, inspection, and certification companies in the US, the 4Sight M scan block surpassed automotive qualification for both shock and vibe. AEye also announced the availability of 4Sight – a new family of advanced 1550nm…

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AEye to Feature Advanced Perception Capabilities at CES 2020

Las Vegas, NV - January 6, 2020 - Today artificial perception pioneer AEye announced it will showcase advanced perception capabilities that will accelerate the development and deployment of ADAS and autonomous vehicles at CES 2020. AEye and its solution partners ANSYS, Infineon, Tata Elxsi and Aisin will demonstrate how AEye’s AI-driven iDAR™ platform acts as a platform for perception innovation, helping automotive OEMs and tier 1s address the toughest corner cases and bring safe, reliable autonomous features to the market.…

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Tata Elxsi And AEye RoboTaxi System

Tata Elxsi and AEye Unveil Integrated RoboTaxi System

Bangalore and Dublin, CA, January 2, 2019 - Today Tata Elxsi, a global design and technology services company, and artificial perception pioneer AEye announced the successful completion of RoboTaxi, Tata Elxsi’s in-house concept demonstrator vehicle developed using AEye’s iDAR™ platform and Tata Elxsi’s autonomous stack. iDAR is the first fully software-definable smart sensor that supports dynamic ROI and cueing of sensors, improving the reliability of detection and classification, while extending the range at which objects can be detected, classified and…

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AEye And Intvo Advanced Pedestrian Intent Capabilities

AEye and Intvo Demo Advanced Pedestrian Intent Capabilities at CES 2020

Las Vegas, NV - January 7, 2020 - Today, artificial perception pioneer AEye and Intvo, a provider of AI-driven pedestrian behavior prediction technology, announced they will be demonstrating advanced pedestrian intent capabilities at CES 2020. The demonstration combines Intvo’s smart software with AEye’s 2D/3D adaptive sensing iDAR™ platform, which efficiently captures, processes and optimizes both 2D and 3D data in real-time, to achieve human-like perception that aims to improve safety for all road users. Visitors to CES can see the…

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ANSYS And AEye

AEye and ANSYS Accelerate Autonomous Driving Safety

Pittsburgh, PA, and Dublin, CA, January 6, 2020 - The next generation of autonomous vehicles will mimic how human eyes focus on and evaluate road conditions by leveraging AEye and ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) technologies. AEye is incorporating ANSYS’ industry-leading simulation solutions into the design of its Intelligent Detection and Ranging (iDAR™) platform — enabling customers to reduce physical prototyping and improve the safety and reliability of autonomous systems. Safeguarding autonomous driving requires next-generation sensors to quickly and correctly interpret certain…

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Infineon Announcement

AEye’s iDAR Leverages Infineon Aurix as Host for Communication with Autosar, Functional Safety and Embedded Software

Pleasanton, CA, December 18, 2019 - Today, artificial perception pioneer AEye announced it has integrated Infineon’s AURIX™ TC35xx microcontroller into AEye’s iDAR™ platform to ensure a robust, software-definable platform that is functionally safe for automated and autonomous vehicle initiatives. The companies will showcase the sensor fusion at the Infineon Westgate Pavilion booth #1700 and AEye booth #7538 in LVCC North Hall at CES, January 7-10, 2020. iDAR (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) is a groundbreaking 2D/3D in-sensor perception system, which combines…

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AEye Announces New Dublin, CA Headquarters

AEye Unveils New Headquarters in Dublin, California

Dublin, CA, December 16, 2019 - Today Bay Area-based artificial perception pioneer AEye announced the opening of its new, state-of-the-art headquarters at 1 Park Place in Dublin, California. The building accommodates the company’s growing workforce, while furthering its mission to pioneer breakthroughs in intelligent sensing that pave the way for safe, reliable vehicle autonomy. Employees are moving into the 50,000 square-foot facility in stages, as progress is made on the building’s extensive remodel. AEye commemorated the opening during an evening…

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Andrea Haviley

AEye Hires Veteran Financial Exec as VP of Finance

Pleasanton, CA, December 12, 2019 - Today artificial perception pioneer AEye announced it has hired veteran financial executive Andrea Haviley as the company’s vice president of finance. Reporting to president Blair LaCorte, Haviley is responsible for driving AEye’s long-term and annual operating plans, capital financing, M&A, strategic initiatives and processes, as well as, building the finance team and implementing best practices across Finance, HR and IT to drive operational excellence as the company continues to expand and grow its business.…

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Tech.AD Award 2019

AEye Wins Most Outstanding Autonomous Vehicle Technology Innovation of the Year Award at TECH.AD

Tech.AD, Detroit, MI - November 22, 2019 - Today artificial perception pioneer AEye announced it has been awarded Autonomous Vehicle Technology Innovation of the Year at Tech.AD, one of the world’s leading autonomous vehicle technology conferences. The award recognizes achievements in implementing vehicle autonomy technology, and the winner is determined by a live vote of Tech.AD attendees, representing leaders in the North American autonomous vehicle market. AEye won for iDAR™ (Intelligent Detection and Ranging), AEye’s groundbreaking perception platform that is…

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IDTechEx Award 2019

AEye Wins Best Innovative Sensor Technology Award at IDTechEx

IDTechEx, Santa Clara, CA - November 21, 2019 - Today artificial perception pioneer AEye announced it has been awarded Best Innovative Sensor Technology at IDTechEx.The award is given to the sensor technology with the most significant new innovation, or that can impact our life most significantly. AEye’s iDAR™ (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) Artificial Perception platform was given the top honors for its agile, situationally adaptive solid state LiDAR which brings powerful sensing capabilities to ADAS and autonomous vehicle initiatives, as…

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AEye Object Classification

AEye Announces World’s First Commercially Available Perception Software Designed to Run Inside the Sensors of Autonomous Vehicles

AutoMobility, LA, November 19, 2019 - Today, artificial perception pioneer AEye announced the world’s first commercially available, 2D/3D perception system designed to run in the sensors of autonomous vehicles. For the first time, basic perception can be distributed to the edge of the sensor network. This allows autonomous designers to use sensors to not only search and detect objects, but also to acquire, and ultimately to classify and track these objects. The ability to collect this information in real-time both…

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AutoSens Platform Award 2019

AEye Wins Award for Most Innovative Autonomous Driving Platform at AutoSens Brussels

Brussels, BE – September 19, 2019 - Today artificial perception pioneer AEye announced it has been awarded the Most Innovative Autonomous Driving Platform at AutoSens Brussels. The AutoSens Awards, which honor innovation throughout the vehicle perception industry, recognize the very best technical excellence driving the automotive industry forward. AEye won for its iDAR™ Artificial Perception platform, which combines software extensibility, artificial intelligence and smart, agile sensors to deliver intelligent data collection at the sensor level. Using a distributed architecture, iDAR…

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AEye Named to Forbes AI 50

Pleasanton, CA – September 18, 2019 - Today artificial perception pioneer AEye announced it has been named to the Forbes AI 50, a list of the top private companies using artificial intelligence to transform industries. AEye was selected for its use of intelligent LiDAR (iDAR™) to help self-driving cars safely navigate their environment. iDAR is AEye’s breakthrough perception innovation which leverages artificial intelligence to enable self-driving cars to intelligently assess hazards and respond to changing conditions. By capturing better information,…

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AEye’s New AE110 iDAR System Integrated into HELLA Vehicle at IAA in Frankfurt

Pleasanton, CA – September 10, 2019 - AEye, a world leader in solid state LiDAR-based artificial perception systems and the developer of iDAR™, today announced that its AE110 system will be an integrated component in the HELLA demonstration vehicle at IAA, the world's largest motor show taking place this month in Frankfurt, Germany. HELLA and AEye announced in January that the two companies had entered a joint development and manufacturing agreement to bring best-in-class ADAS solutions to global automotive OEMs.…

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AEye Redefines the Three “Rs” of LiDAR – Rate, Resolution, and Range

Pleasanton, CA – July 18, 2019 - In a new white paper released today, artificial perception pioneer AEye proposes newly extended metrics for evaluating advanced LiDAR system performance. Industry leaders recognize that the conventional metrics of frame rate, angular resolution, and detection range currently used for evaluating LiDAR performance no longer alone adequately measure the effectiveness of sensors to solve real world use cases that underlie autonomous driving. In response, AEye has proposed three new extended metrics for LiDAR evaluation:…

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Leading Global Automotive Supplier Aisin Invests in AEye through Pegasus Tech Ventures

Pleasanton, CA – May 14, 2019 - AEye, a world leader in artificial perception systems and the developer of iDAR™, today announced a strategic investment from Japanese components and systems manufacturer Aisin through their corporate venture capital fund managed by Pegasus Tech Ventures. Aisin is ranked the sixth largest Tier 1 OEM parts supplier globally, and a premier developer of information and communications technology and electronics for the automotive market. Aisin’s investment paves the way for collaboration and expansion as…

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AEye Expands Business Development and Customer Success Team to Support Growing Network of Global Partners and Customers

Pleasanton, CA – May 14, 2019 - Artificial perception pioneer AEye today announced the expansion of its business development team to address the global market opportunity AEye’s iDAR™ system. The company has hired BD directors in the Americas, Europe, and Japan to support the growing network of AEye automotive partners and customers worldwide. In addition, AEye announced that former Quanergy executive Akram Benmbarek has joined AEye as VP of strategic initiatives. Meeting Global Market Demand AEye’s new global team of…

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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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