January 5, 2022
Israel-based Innoviz Technologies has announced the launch of its next-generation lidar sensor, the Innoviz360. The third-generation of its lidar sensor will be offered alongside Innoviz’s perception software, which converts the raw point cloud data into high-quality outputs for object detection, classification and tracking. Samples are expected to be available in Q4 2022.
The company said its new Innoviz360 lidar sensor leapfrogs traditional, standard-resolution spinner solutions that are limited in performance, expensive, large, and unreliable. Unlike traditional spinner solutions that offer only up to 128 scanning lines, the new Innoviz360 lidar allows multiple scanning software configurations with up to 1,280 scanning lines, at a cost-effective and durable solution, Innoviz added.
The wide field-of-view (360-degrees by 64-degrees) and lower cost will overcome major challenges in achieving full automation for L4 and L5 automotive applications, including robotaxis, shuttles and trucks, Innoviz said. It will also open new market opportunities beyond automotive, including logistics, mapping, industrial and smart infrastructures.
“After successfully solving the limitations of lidars for the passenger vehicle industry with InnovizTwo, we are excited to bring the disruption to the spinner category with our new Innoviz360 HD lidar,” said Omer Keilaf, co-founder and CEO of Innoviz. “With its high-resolution and wide field of view, the new architecture breaks through the performance and cost limitations of traditional and standard-resolution 360 spinners, which will support not only the needed growth in the automotive market, but also in emerging markets such as smart infrastructure, logistics, and industrial.”
The company said it can serve platforms such as NVIDIA DRIVE, an end-to-end development platform and reference architecture for designing and safely deploying autonomous vehicles.
“New solutions and innovations such as the Innoviz360 running on our open and scalable DRIVE platform can help the industry achieve truly autonomous transportation,” said Gary Hicok, senior vice president of engineering at NVIDIA.
The company is demonstrating its InnovizTwo and InnovizOne sensors at this week’s CES 2022, including a driving demonstration of InnovizOne on the Las Vegas streets.
For more details on the company and its offerings, visit the Innoviz website here.