More than five months after Volvo Cars took over stakes in Luminar, a leading developer of high-tech auto-sensing sensor technologies. The two companies are jointly presenting advancement in the development of autonomous technology. Volvo Cars and Luminar feature LiDAR’s most advanced recognition and capabilities to date at this year’s Automobility LA show in Los Angeles.
The continued development of LiDAR technology, with the help of pulsed laser signals to detect objects, is a critical element in the creation of safe autonomous cars. This enables autonomous cars to navigate safely in intricate traffic environments and at higher speeds, giving them an unswerving long-term experience.
According to Volvo Cars, LiDAR technology can help comprehend its vision of unattended travel, as demonstrated earlier this year by the Volvo 360c concept. The development of advanced LiDAR technology and its perceptual capabilities are one of many ways in which Volvo Cars and its partners are working on the safe introduction of fully autonomous cars.
Thanks to the new sensing capabilities developed by Luminar in association with Volvo Cars, the system can detect human postures, including individual limbs such as arms and legs, a level of detail that has never been achieved with this type of sensor. The new technology is also capable of detecting objects up to 250 Meters away, a far greater distance than any currently available LiDAR technology.
Volvo Cars introduced the 360c concept, a holistic vision of an autonomous, electric, connected and safe travel future in September this year. It portrays four possible applications of autonomous vehicles, a living room, a sleeping environment, a mobile office, and an entertainment space that reinvents the way people move. The 360c also presents a proposal for a global standard on how autonomous vehicles can communicate safely with all other road users.