RoboSense, an intelligent lidar company headquartered in Shenzhen, held a product launch conference and Tech Day on November 7. During the event, the firm officially released its RS-LiDAR-E1, referred to simply as E1, a flash solid-state lidar based on self-developed chips and a brand-new technology platform.
E1 serves as a new product platform featuring area array transceiver technology with application-specific developed chips at the core. It is designed to be factory-installed and for mass production, with a simple bill of materials including no moving parts. It excels in all the three aspects of detection performance, cost efficiency and automotive-grade safety and reliability. As a key piece to realizing the core functions of autonomous driving, E1 will assist partners to further bridge the gap in smart driving perception and improve the all-scenario perception capability of automated and autonomous vehicles.
The horizontal FOV of E1 is 120°, which ensures 360° coverage area without blind zones, using minimum sensors. Its vertical FOV is designed to be 90°, allowing the perception area to cover both blind zones on the ground and lateral vision. It supports ultra-high frame rates of over 25Hz, capturing target objects’ motion states and predicting their moves faster. The detection range is 30m at 10%, which enables better perception and planning control.
Also debuted at the event was the only China National Accreditation Service (CNAS) recognized on-board LiDAR lab of the industry to date. RoboSense held the unveiling ceremony of its smart manufacturing joint venture, Luxsense, jointly with Luxshare-ICT, a leading electronics manufacturer.
Additionally, RoboSense announced a new strategic financing round which attracted top industry investors. In particular, investors in this new financing round include car companies with self-owned brands, emerging automakers, top luxury supercar brands, leading commercial vehicle companies, supply chain pioneers and the tier-one institutions. Greatly empowered by capital investments from the industry, RoboSense has gained unprecedented momentum and financial sustainability.
RoboSense’s industrial capital partners made their debut collectively at the event, including Cainiao under Alibaba, BAIC Group, BYD, Desay SV Auto, GAC Group, Hubei Xiaomi Changjiang Industrial Investment Fund Management, Geely, Shangqi Capital under SAIC, and others.
Founded in 2014, RoboSense had more than 700 patents related to lidars globally as of 2021. Its product technology has been widely applied in passenger cars and commercial vehicles, unmanned logistics vehicles, robots, robotaxis, robotrucks, intelligent transportation, new infrastructure and other sub-sectors in the fields of automatic driving and assisted driving, among which the factory-installed mass production projects cover various models such as supercars, coupes, SUVs and heavy trucks.