AEye’s LiDAR Achieves 1000 Meter Range in Rain, Behind Windshield Glass

On June 24th, 2021, AEye’s LiDAR sensor, already known for extreme long-range capabilities, achieved yet another milestone: 1000 meter range in rain, behind windshield glass. The test was performed at the American Center for Mobility (ACM) test track in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with results verified by active safety and automated vehicle technologies researcher, VSI Labs.

The test was conducted using VSI’s research vehicle, which integrated AEye’s sensor into its AV stack to study the impact of adaptive LiDAR on the performance and safety of automated functionality. The team used a rain machine to simulate wet weather, and mounted the sensor behind a piece of windshield glass to gauge long-range sensor performance in heavy rain.

The test proved that, not only does AEye’s adaptive LiDAR achieve groundbreaking range capabilities, it does so in adverse weather conditions, and behind a first surface: in this case, a windshield.