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 on the world’s most extensive solid-state LiDAR patent portfolio, the AE200 Series features the industry’s only software-definable intelligent agile LiDAR, industry-leading ADAS performance, and is SWaP optimized for modular ADAS deployments capable of supporting all popular vehicle packaging locations.
The company simultaneously announced that it has entered into strategic partnerships with Hella and LG Electronics. The AE200 Series will be one of the iDAR-based artificial perception systems that both Hella and LG Electronics will be using to deliver ADAS solutions to global OEMs at scale.
The AE200 Series includes AEye’s industry-leading anti-spoofing and interference mitigation and is under ASIL-B functional safety certification, ensuring it meets the automotive industry’s stringent safety standards. Delivering ADAS L3 long range performance of up to 200M at 10% reflectivity at 0.1° resolution and the short range performance configuration of 50M range at 10% reflectivity, the AE200 Series will be modular in design and capable of up to 120°x 45° Field of View.
“The AE200 is about redefining performance expectations for modular ADAS perception sensors,” said Aravind Ratnam, Vice President of Product Management at AEye. “For level 3, current low cost LiDAR options don’t deliver value for their low price. This product family specifically for the ADAS market delivers the perception data that is needed for safe and reliable L3 operation, at a price point that OEMs will find extremely attractive. We achieve this by using the concept of agile parallax, a derivative feature of our iDAR architecture. This agility allows us to retain the same world record flexibility, revisit rate and resolution of the AE110, by trading off range and achievable simultaneous ROIs.”
Key features of the AE200 include:
* Software-definable LiDAR
* Designed to meet ISO 26262 functional safety requirements, eye safe in all modes
* Four layers of interference mitigation and anti-spoofing technology
* Software Development Kit
* Software and fundamental perception capabilities to support specific ADAS solutions such as Cross Traffic Alerts, Emergency Braking, Front and Rear Collision Warning, and Blind Spot Monitoring, etc.
* Automotive SWaP optimized with documented field and environmental testing
* Modular for supporting all critical ADAS packaging locations including headlamp, windscreen, side mirror, front grill, A-pillar, and C-pillar.
* Optional High resolution RGB or IR camera fused and bore sighted with AEye’s agile LiDAR.
The AE200 will be available to automotive OEMs and Tier 1s in the Summer, 2019. For more information about AEye, the AE110, and the company’s innovative approach to artificial perception, please visit CES Booth #2100 at the Westgate Convention Center in Las Vegas, January 8th – 11th, 2019, Vist AEye’s website at www.aeye.ai for more information.
AEye is an artificial perception pioneer and creator of iDAR™, a perception system that acts as the eyes and visual cortex of autonomous vehicles. Since its demonstration of its solid-state LiDAR scanner in 2013, AEye has pioneered breakthroughs in intelligent sensing. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and backed by world-renowned investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Taiwania Capital, Intel Capital, & Airbus Ventures. For more information, please visit www.aeye.ai