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Magna says a lidar it grown with Innoviz will be means to support Level 4 and Level 5 self-driving systems opposite mixed platforms.

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Automotive News Europe

April 26, 2018 06:01 CET

Magna International, and a partner, Innoviz Technologies, will supply a BMW Group with solid-state lidar for a oppulance automaker’s arriving unconstrained car prolongation platforms.

The financial terms of a understanding and a make and indication of a car were not disclosed.

Magna says a new-business agreement “is one of a initial in a automobile attention to embody solid-state lidar for sequence production.”

The retailer says a lidar will be means to support Level 4 and Level 5 self-driving systems opposite mixed platforms.

Magna says it recognizes that lidar is a vicious in sequence to grasp a preferred levels of opening and altogether reserve of unconstrained driving, so it collaborated with Israeli lidar provider Innoviz Technologies to confederate automotive-grade, solid-state lidar into a unconstrained pushing platform. Lidar, Magna’s idol radar and other sensors and systems within a supplier’s MAX 4 “provide a bottom height for OEM products and mobility platforms of a future,” Magna pronounced in a statement.

Magna in 2017 denounced MAX4, a entirely integrated, customizable and scalable height that can capacitate adult to Level 4 unconstrained pushing in both civic and highway environments.

The high-resolution lidar grown between Magna and Innoviz generates a 3D picture of a vehicle’s vicinity in genuine time, even in settings such as approach sunlight, varying continue conditions and multi-lidar environments.

“Automakers have been looking for a lidar record provider to broach a mass-market solution,” Innoviz owner Omer Keilaf pronounced in a statement. “BMW is environment a high customary in unconstrained vehicles development, and their opinion of certainty in the lidar demonstrates how modernized the record is.”

You can strech Greg Layson during glayson@autonews.com.


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