How To Comprehensively Evaluate A Mass-Production-Ready Automotive LiDAR?

△SOP version RoboSense M1

Hardware

The small package size enables easier vehicle integration.

△left is RoboSense M1 SOP version; right is the previous B2 version

Performance

The ranging capability of RoboSense M1 has reached more than 150m for 10% reflectivity targets (up to 200 meters for vehicle targets ), it can accurately and stably detect a black vehicle even without license plate and lights at 150 meters away! The RoboSense M1 is also excellent in near-field detection. Even highly reflective objects at 0.3 meters in front can still be effectively detected by the RoboSense M1.

△SOP version of RoboSense M1 real-time point cloud
△Noise-free point cloud collected from the SOP version of RoboSense M1 facing the sun

Function

The Automotive-Grade RoobSense M1 not only meets the performance requirements, but also fulfills the vehicle environmental adaptability requirements, such as exposure to ice, snow, mud, sand, dust, strong sunlight as well as interference from different LiDARs, Millimeter-wave radars, remote control modules, etc.

△A cooperation case of RoboSense and Tire1 on LiDAR’s cleaning function
△A cooperation case of RoboSense and Tire1 on LiDAR’s cleaning function
△SOP version of RoboSense M1 real-time point cloud video with AI perception

Functional safety design

RoboSense strictly abides by the ISO26262 safety standard, and has integrated the fail-safe concept and technology from aerospace and rail transportation systems, achieving all-round monitoring of various system modules such as laser emitter and receiver, MEMS control, point cloud processing, etc. Its safety mechanism has covered thousands of failure modes, with less than 10–7/h of the Probabilistic Metric for Random Hardware Failures, fully achieving the requirements of ASIL-B and SIL-2.

Stability and reliability

Beginning from architecture design, LiDAR should be designed to meet the requirements of stability and reliability, including components selections. RoboSense strictly follows international standards such as ISO & AEC-Q and the requirements of top OEM customers, to carry out a series of verification tests on M1, including random mechanical vibration, mechanical shock, splash water, stone impact, high and low-temperature storage and operation, solar radiation, EMC, chemical corrosion, salt spray and others.

△Mechanical Shock — Pothole
△Protection against dust and water — IPX9K
△Protection against dust and water — IP6KX
△Corrosion test with the flow of mixed gas

About RoboSense:

Founded in 2014, RoboSense (Suteng Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.) is the leading provider of Smart LiDAR Sensor Systems incorporating LiDAR sensors, AI algorithms and IC chipsets, that transform conventional 3D LiDAR sensors to full data analysis and comprehension systems. The company’s mission is to possess outstanding hardware and artificial intelligence capabilities to provide smart solutions that enable robots (including vehicles) to have perception capability more superior to humans. http://robosense.ai/

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RoboSense LiDAR

RoboSense LiDAR

RoboSense (Suteng Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.) is a world-leading provider of Smart LiDAR Sensor Systems.