ZF partners with AMS, Ibeo to develop LiDar system for auto industry
The three companies will partner on joint R&D efforts to ensure that this exciting technology can be quickly and safely adopted by 2021, ZF said in a release.
LiDAR is an optical sensing technology that measures distance and direction of the surrounding objects by illuminating them with a laser beam and detecting the reflection of the object.
“LiDAR is already a key technology in the automotive sector, and to date our leading products are used with automotive companies in Europe and worldwide. The combination of our solution know-how with ams’ VCSEL technology will create a tipping point for solid-state LiDAR in the automotive sector,” said Ulrich Lages, CEO, Ibeo Automotive Systems.
“As a world leader in electric mobility and autonomous driving solutions for the automotive industry, our global capabilities and deep knowledge of integrated safety, motion control and digitalization bring a unique aspect in taking LiDAR to the next level on a global scale. This joint activity will help make autonomous driving a safe and secure reality globally,” said Aine Denari, Senior Vice President, Global Electronics ADAS, ZF.
“Being the first to market with solid-state LiDAR means AMS brings a unique capability to Ibeo and ZF,” said Alexander Everke, CEO, AMS. “Together with Ibeo’s leading solutions and integration ca-pability, coupled with its deep experience in LiDAR we will provide an unmatched solution for auto-motive manufacturers in their quest to create the mission-critical reliability required for autonomous driving.”