Holon, Israel and Seoul, Korea, 13th December 2023 – Opsys, producing the world’s most advanced pure solid-state scanning LiDAR technology, and Vueron, a leader in AI-based perception software, have joined forces to accelerate the adoption of autonomous driving.
Opsys’ groundbreaking LiDAR solution enables multiple sensor installation to create a flexible, and large field of view (FOV), with no interference, while maximizing scan rate and eliminating any dead zones in the FOV. Opsys’ multi-wave technology allows point by point scanning which increases ‘signal to noise ratio’ and ‘single point probability of detection’ to much higher levels compared with any other LiDAR technology.
Opsys achieves at the same time, without tradeoffs between critical KPIs, a high density point cloud, >90% probability of detection at a high refresh rate across the full field of view. This is what is so significant for perception software. Up until now, perception software with LiDAR has been limited due to the LiDAR performance and the quality of its point cloud. Opsys’ LiDAR ticks all the boxes necessary for perception software to be effective.
Opsys’ proprietary technology provides the capability to scan the FOV without any moving parts (electrical scanning), which increases the reliability of the LiDAR. Opsys’ advanced sensor uses fully addressable 2D VCSEL arrays combined with a single chip SPAD array for premium performance at semiconductor cost. As there are no moving parts, Opsys LiDAR is especially attractive for OEMs as integrating it into vehicles is flexible - behind the windshield, lighting system, roof top and grill - and there is no breakdown over time. This keeps costs down. Integration of multiple sensors is achieved by Opsys via a LiDAR Control Unit (LCU) or by embedding the LCU’s software package in the vehicle’s existing ECU to provide a single 4D point-cloud. The fourth dimension is intensity and ambient data.
Vueron addresses the challenges of the autonomous driving industry and smart cities with a LiDAR solution. The company has developed VueOne, LiDAR perception software for autonomous driving and ADAS systems.
A perfect synergy between the two companies exists. Vueron's LiDAR perception software requires accurate distance information, high resolution, and a wide FOV from the LiDAR sensor to extract accurate perception results. Opsys' LiDAR ensures high performance by meeting such criteria, enabling Vueron's perception software to achieve its superior performance. Additionally, given the demands of many OEMs and Tier1s for perception software, Vueron’s solution, which integrates Opsys' LiDAR, provides perception software optimized for Opsys’ sensor, satisfying the needs of its customers.
“Our advanced sensor is already making a significant impact on OEMs, Tier1s, as well as all areas of industry (robotics, security, crowd control etc.) in the adoption of LiDAR technology. Our partnership with Vueron looks to accelerate this further. The companies’ perfect synergy sets the stage for harnessing the power of LiDAR with perception software” says Rafi Harel, CEO of Opsys. “Our unique solution adds value to other companies that share our commitment to advancing autonomous driving for the future of safer roads. We’re excited to see what our collaboration brings to the industry.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Opsys, such an innovative hardware company. This partnership demonstrates how effective it can be when a hardware and software company combine forces,” says Joseph Kim, CEO of Vueron. “We highly value Opsys' LiDAR technology and mass production capabilities and strongly recommend it to our customers and partners. We expect to win many opportunities based on our collaboration with Opsys. We hope together we will build various system configurations for advanced ITS and smart cities, including autonomous driving and ADAS solutions.”
The companies’ joint solution is demonstrated at CES 2024 in Opsys’ demo vehicle. The car is located at WP-21, Tech East, West Plaza, LVCC. To experience the future of autonomous driving reserve a spot for a ride in the demo vehicle.