The debut of its new M2 and M3 LiDAR sensors at CES 2024 marked a significant development for RoboSense, a well-known producer of LiDAR and perception solutions, in the field of intelligent driving systems. The range, resolution, and cost-effectiveness of these sensors are revolutionary, and they will accelerate the adoption of LiDAR technology in self-driving cars.
A long-range lidar sensor, the M3 sensor is unique in that it uses 940nm wavelengths, which provide better performance than the conventional 1550nm lidar. With an angular resolution of 0.05° x 0.05° and a range of 300 meters at 10% reflectivity, this sensor can detect smaller things at longer distances. Notably, compared to its competitors, the M3 is 50–70% less costly, 50% smaller, and uses more than 30% less power. It is especially appropriate for OEM and Tier I Level 3 or higher vehicles because of its modular design, which makes updates simple and doesn’t require major modifications to the vehicle’s architecture.
The M2 sensor is an improvement over the M1 and M1 Plus. It makes use of in-house developed MEMS circuits and patented 2D scanning technology. More than 90% of the same components are still there, but it has a far better angular resolution of 0.1° x 0.1° and a range of 200 meters at 10% reflectivity than its predecessors. Customers moving from the M1/M1 Plus will benefit from cost-effectiveness and simple integration thanks to this.
RoboSense has had a significant impact on the automotive sector. As the first LiDAR company to develop its own chip technology, including MEMS, and the first to achieve mass production of automotive-grade solid-state LiDAR, RoboSense has secured 62 vehicle model design wins and assisted 12 OEMs and Tier 1 customers in the large-scale mass production delivery of 24 models. RoboSense announced impressive sales figures as of December 2023, selling over 72,200 LiDAR units, of which about 71,000 were advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) units. In 2023, there were about 256,000 LiDAR units sold overall, and about 240,000 ADAS units.
RoboSense’s commitment to innovation in LiDAR technology is demonstrated by its most recent initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in addition of its product developments. The company’s strong market position and dedication to developing autonomous car technology are demonstrated by this action.
CES 2024 participants are welcome to stop by RoboSense’s booth in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the M2 and M3 sensors are on display together with the company’s product selection, for additional information about RoboSense and its offerings.