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Information from onboard sensors such as cameras and radar is only as good as the software which analyzes and processes it.

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS and ADS) depend on flexible, robust and accurate processing of vast amounts of data every millisecond. There are broadly two approaches to handling the information – object fusion and raw data or low-level fusion architectures. With object fusion, the sensor does much of the processing, while the other feeds raw data into a processor.

A leader in the field of sensor data processing is LeddarTech, which has built its solution around low-level data fusion architecture. Its low-level data sensor fusion and perception solution has received multiple awards and attracted the attention of major global automotive Tier 1-2s and OEMs.

Charles Boulanger, CEO of LeddarTech.

So much so that the company has decided to devote its existing resources much more heavily towards its automotive software offering. “We initiated our foray into automotive software several years ago, and our development has led to a unique award-winning solution that is highly regarded by an industry struggling to solve the challenges of accelerating the large-scale adoption of greater autonomy,” says Charles Boulanger, CEO of LeddarTech.

The software enables the detection and identification of a range of objects on the road, including vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, drivable road, obstacles, signs, and lane lines. LeddarVision also detects very small obstacles, with better detection rates and fewer false alarms than legacy “object fusion” solutions. Unclassified obstacles are also detected, providing an additional layer of vehicle safety.

LeddarVision is sensor-agnostic thus enabling flexibility for OEMS and Tier 1-2s to determine the sensors they wish to employ. “The conclusions of market analysts and customers clearly support that we are in a unique position with a software solution that OEMs need to enhance ADAS and AD performance. The market’s need for a sensor fusion and perception solution that can be easily integrated and includes all the benefits of LeddarVision has never been greater, and our use of raw data fusion makes our offering even more attractive to customers,” says Boulanger.

LeddarVision™ is at the core of LeddarTech’s fusion and perception software solution. It is a high-performance, scalable, cost-effective sensor-agnostic solution that delivers highly accurate 3D environmental models.

LeddarVision supports all SAE autonomy levels by applying AI and computer vision algorithms to fuse raw data from sensors employed in L2-L5 applications.

LeddarTech has recently released two new ADAS highway assist products to the LeddarVision portfolio with Front-View-Entry (LVF-E) and Front-View-High (LVF-H), two distinct comprehensive low-level fusion and perception software products that optimally combine sensor modalities for Level 2/2+ ADAS applications achieving a five-star NCAP 2025/GSR 2022 rating.

The two products are designed to meet the challenges Tier 1-2 suppliers and OEMs face when developing Level 2/2+ ADAS applications, such as solving safety issues and finding scalable fusion and perception software that offers high-performance cost effectively.

“Our mission at LeddarTech is to improve safety and the quality of life by enabling ADAS and AD applications, and this is accomplished with the release of these two products that achieve five-star NCAP 2025/GSR 2022 ratings.

Sensors improve road safety at night.

“I look forward to announcing additional products in 2023 that will continue to meet the needs of the industry and improve the quality of people’s lives,” adds Boulanger.

 

LVF-E (LeddarVision Front-Entry)

Created for customers seeking to develop entry-level ADAS safety and highway assistance L2/L2+ applications, LVF-E is a comprehensive front-view fusion, and perception stack for entry-level ADAS L2/L2+ highway assist and 5-star NCAP 2025/GSR 2022. LeddarTech’s low-level fusion (LLF) technology pushes the performance envelope, doubling the effective range of the sensors and enabling for the first time a solution with only a single 1.2-megapixel 120-degree front camera and two short-range front corner radars in a 1V2R configuration. Low-cost sensing, together with efficient implementation on the TDA4L platform, achieves the lowest system cost for L2/L2+ entry-level ADAS. B-sample is planned for Q2 2023, targeting vehicle SOP in 2025/6.

LVF-H (LeddarVision Front-High):

The premium companion fusion and perception stack in the front-view product family. With sensor configuration extended to 1V5R based on a single 3-megapixel 120-degree camera, single front medium-range radar and four short-range corner radars, the stack extends the perception support to highway assist applications, including 160 km/h adaptive cruise control, 200-meter range and semi-automated lane change. It also enhances the NCAP 2025 support for overtaking/ reverse/dooring scenarios.

Furthermore, with efficient implementation on the TDA4L platform and a single Hailo-8 deep-learning accelerator, low-cost sensing achieves economic front-view L2/L2+ premium ADAS. B-sample is planned for Q3 2023, targeting vehicle SOP in 2026.

High-Performance and Cost-Effective

LeddarVision’s low-level fusion (LLF) technology pushes the performance envelope, doubling the effective range of the sensors. The products’ lowest-cost sensing feature and efficient implementation on the TDA4L platform achieve the lowest system costs.

Superior accuracy in object separation and longitudinal position measurement on highways enable higher-performing adaptive cruise control implementation.

Safety

LVF products address five-star NCAP 2025/GSR 2022 safety applications. They include a built-in redundancy feature to accommodate sensor failures, degradations and conflicts. The range provides increased safety due to superior accuracy in object separation and longitudinal position measurement.

Awards

LeddarTech’s low-level fusion and perception software has recently garnered significant international attention. The company has received numerous awards in the past few months, including the Konnect CARIAD award in Israel, the Shenzhen Automotive Industry Outstanding Innovation Award in China, the TechAD Gold Award in Detroit and the CES 2023 Innovation Award.

LeddarTech was recognized in November of 2022 as one of the 20 Fasted Growing Companies of 2022 by the US-based publication CEO Views and also as one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies of 2022 by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business in September.

Since it began in 2007, LeddarTech has been responsible for several remote-sensing innovations, with over 140 patents granted or applied for that enhance ADAS and AD capabilities.

As a company, LeddarTech was recognized in November of 2022 as one of the 20 Fasted Growing Companies of 2022 by the US-based publication CEO Views and also as one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies of 2022 by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business in September.

Since it began in 2007, LeddarTech has been responsible for several remote-sensing innovations, with over 140 patents granted or applied for that enhance ADAS and AD capabilities.

Some of the recent awards given to LeddarTech.

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