Horiba develops world's first lidar test system

August 26, 2020 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Horiba develops world's first lidar test system
Horiba, supplier of test systems for the automotive industry, claims to be the world’s first manufacturer to develop a lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) test system and has applied for a patent. With this application, the company anticipates upcoming legislation for autonomous driving and provides its customers with a test solution that will enable them to meet upcoming requirements for the approval of autonomous driving functions.

The system generates artificial lidar objects to present them to a vehicle together with camera and radar. It is already in use at the Horiba test center in Oberursel (Germany), but can also be implemented at customer sites. With this system, the company is breaking new ground in avoiding interference with vehicle data bus systems, and this development closes the gap between simulations in the test center and test drives under real-life road traffic conditions.

With the test system, the manufacturer enables its customers to comply with the upcoming UN regulation for autonomous driving (Level 3) in the field of lidar. According to the supplier, the system is also suitable for tests of other lidar-based products and services, such as industrial applications in product quality assurance.

The test system gives customer companies an advantage in the development of autonomous driving functions and related services. In addition, the patent-pending technology also offers potential applications in homologation and technical testing of vehicles.

More information: www.horiba.com

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