Next-Generation FMCW 4D LiDAR on Path Toward Mass Production
Aeva® (NYSE: AEVA), a leader in next-generation sensing and perception systems, today announced that the first Aeries™ II 4D LiDAR™ sensors have been produced and shipped to strategic customers, crossing a major milestone on the company’s path toward mass production.
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“With this achievement, Aeva is on track to deliver a LiDAR sensor that meets the performance and manufacturability requirements of a wide range of sensing and perception applications at scale,” said Soroush Salehian, Co-Founder and CEO at Aeva. “We believe the industry-leading performance of Aeries II, coupled with the volume manufacturing capabilities enabled by our proprietary LiDAR-on-chip technology, has the potential to unlock new levels of automation across industries from vehicles to industrial robotics and beyond.”
Aeries II leverages Aeva’s unique LiDAR-on-chip technology which eliminates all fiber optics and places all key sensor components including transmitters, optics, and receivers onto a silicon photonics chip in a compact module. This design enables the module’s manufacturing process to be highly automated and reliable, allowing Aeva to scale deployment of its products and lower costs to meet the needs of automotive OEMs and other volume customers.
“This milestone is a demonstration of the maturity of our unique Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave technology,” said Mina Rezk, Co-Founder and CTO at Aeva. “Customers on the forefront of automation will now have access to the first commercially available 4D LiDAR sensor that enables new levels of autonomy not possible with legacy sensing and perception technologies.”
Aeries II delivers breakthrough performance using Aeva’s FMCW technology to directly measure the velocity of each point with centimeter per second precision, in addition to precise 3D position. The sensor delivers industry-leading performance including four million raw points per second, a maximum field of view of 120 degrees by 30 degrees, and a maximum detection range of up to 500 meters. Its compact design is 75% smaller than the previous generation while achieving the strict environmental and operational standards expected by OEMs and industrial customers.
To learn more about today’s announcement, watch the video: “Aeries II: The Journey to Production” here.
About Aeva Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: AEVA)
Aeva’s mission is to bring the next wave of perception to a broad range of applications from automated driving to industrial robotics, consumer electronics, consumer health, security and beyond. Aeva is transforming autonomy with its groundbreaking sensing and perception technology that integrates all key LiDAR components onto a silicon photonics chip in a compact module. Aeva 4D LiDAR sensors uniquely detect instant velocity in addition to 3D position, allowing autonomous devices like vehicles and robots to make more intelligent and safe decisions. For more information, visit www.aeva.com, or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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