The automotive industry and academia are actively engaged in applied research developing systems needed to make cars fully autonomous. One such system is LiDAR: it is needed to provide high-definition 3D information of the car’s surroundings at the video rate and up to a distance of about 200 meters. A complete design of a functional LiDAR is proving to be elusive, with beam steering and photodetection presenting the greatest engineering challenge.
This webinar is intended to give a balanced overview of the involved technologies (light sources, beam steering, photodetectors) while pointing out their strengths and weaknesses. But it is not meant to predict the winners in the race to create the optimal LiDAR.
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