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Are we facing the future of driving?

We have already discussed the use of LiDAR for autonomous driving. And as we anticipated, we are seeing more and more examples of applications of this technology in the automotive industry. If you want to know what’s new, read on.

What happened?

This time a well-known Japanese brand is using LiDAR to take the driver assistance service of its vehicles to the next level. LiDAR not only has the potential to make our lives easier but also to make us safer. And that’s just what this company is looking for.

How do they plan to use LiDAR to achieve this?

Apparently, the company is looking to deliver a viable and safe anti-collision system by the middle of this decade (that means around 2025!). The ambitious project incorporates state-of-the-art LiDAR to detect objects that may be approaching the vehicle from either side.
Real-time access to information about the environment, together with emergency activation systems, would enable the implementation of a technology that is extremely safe for both the driver and the environment. In this case, we are not only talking about detecting the location of surrounding objects but also the speed at which they are moving, which is key to calculating the probability of a collision. The ability to process all this information, with this level of detail and in fractions of a second, could help reduce road accidents.

Are we facing the future of driving?

Although all this may sound rather futuristic, it is important to note that the research behind this project began more than ten years ago. Although the potential implications for the daily lives of many are astonishing, there is still work to be done. After all, you know what they say, Rome was not made in a day.

What’s the bottom line?

The outlook definitely looks very encouraging. Once again, LiDAR is at the forefront of being part of a project of this magnitude.
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