RoboSense LiDAR
3 min readMar 25, 2021


How does the M1 perform in heavy snow, cold wind weather (-18℃~-23℃)?

March 25, 2021, Shenzhen, RoboSense (, the automotive-grade smart LiDAR supplier, today released a sensing performance test video of the automotive-grade solid-state LIDAR RS-LiDAR-M1 (the SOP version) in extremely challenging snowy cold weather (-18℃~-23℃) in China’s northeast region. It is also the first cold winter test of automotive-grade solid-state LiDAR.

The RS-LiDAR-M1 were mounted and tested on the passenger car and the L3 heavy-duty freight truck of Inceptio Technology in China’s northeast region including Yakeshi, Inner Mongolia, and Heihe, Heilongjiang. Various cold winter scenes for the testing include snow-covered urban streets and arterial roads, and other outdoor snow-covered roads on sunny days.

Moderate Snow, -18℃, Level 4~5 Northwest Wind, Snow-Covered Urban Arterial Road
Light Snow, -23℃, Level 4~5 West Wind, Snow-Covered Urban Streets

The SOP version of MEMS solid-state LiDAR RS-LiDAR-M1 will adapt to all weather &working conditions for intelligent vehicles. The snowy and cold winter test results prove that the SOP version of sensing scanner RS-LiDAR-M1 has reliable perception performance, with clear and stable point cloud output under low-visibility moderate snow and low-temperature (-23 degree) weather in various road scenes.

RoboSense has adopted VDA6.3 as the basis of project management and control, fully implemented the requirements of the IATF16949 quality management system and ISO26262 standard, and has integrated ISO16750 and other automotive-grade reliability specifications, 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. The cumulative test time of all M1 test samples has exceeded 300,000 hours, the longest-running prototype has been in continuous operation for more than 700 days, and the total road test mileage has exceeded 200,000 kilometers.

At CES2021, RoboSense has officially unveiled the SOP version of the automotive-grade LiDAR RS-LiDAR-M1, which features a slim design, excellent performance, and reliable point cloud quality. This month, RoboSense has launched China’s first automotive-grade solid-state LiDAR production line and would start mass production and delivery of the automotive-grade solid-state LiDAR RS-LiDAR-M1 for contract projects in Q2 this year.

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.



RoboSense LiDAR

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