Voyant Photonics raises $15.4mn in Series A funding to deliver 3D sensing

Long Island City, N.Y. 30 Dec 2021 – Voyant Photonics has announced that it has raised $15.4 million (€13.60 million) in Series A funding led by UP.Partners, with the participation of earlier investors LDV Capital and Contour Ventures.

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Automotive sensor market revenue to grow to $92bn globally by 2026

Hampshire, UK . 29th November 2021: A new report from Juniper Research has found that the automotive sensors market will grow to over $92 billion (€81.64 billion) by 2026; a 30% increase over 2021. This growth will be driven by sensors that enable automated vehicles and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems).

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ADAS and robotic vehicles will drive LiDAR market from US$1.8bn in 2020 to $5.7bn in 2026

“The market for LiDAR in automotive and industrial applications is expected to reach US$5.7 billion (€4.80 billion) in 2026, showing a significant 21% CAGR between 2020 and 2026,” asserts Alexis Debray, PhD., senior technology & market analyst, photonic, sensing & semiconductor at Yole Developpement.

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HERE and Bentley’s Orbit enable reality modelling and digital twins

HERE Technologies, the location data and technology platform, announced the availability of a solution that makes it easier for U.S. departments of transportation (DOTs) to conduct fixed asset management activities, plan capital investments, and deliver infrastructure performance assessments according to federal regulations.

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Outsight introduces the lidar pre-processing software engine

Outsight, the specialist of 3D Spatial Intelligence solutions, announced the launch of a game-changing product, the Augmented LiDAR Box (ALB). It’s the real-time LiDAR Software Engine that allows application developers and integrators to seamlessly use LiDAR data from any hardware supplier.

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France’s Outsight and China’s Robosense to combine 3D LiDAR technology with real-time full data analysis

Outsight, a provider in 3D Spatial Intelligence, and RoboSense, a manufacturer of LiDAR solutions for autonomous driving, have formed a new partnership. The aim is to combine the pre-processing software engine from Outsight with RoboSense’s products.

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New technology vital to the future protection of our forests, says drone expert Garbett

“World leaders must look towards drone technology as a solution, not a problem, when attempting to solve the decline of the world’s forests as governments are forced to act over climate change before it is too late.”

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Big data investments in the car industry to grow 16% in next four years, says SNS Research

A new automotive industry research report released by SNS Research forecasts a 16% growth (CAGR) in big data investments over the next four years. The report is out now and totals 501 pages with 99 Tables and figures.

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Harnessing IoT data from the edge to the cloud and back

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) offers the potential to dramatically improve many tasks as diverse as preventative maintenance for electronic appliances to smart traffic lights to help reduce congestion.

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Cepton announces next-generation LiDAR solution for autonomous vehicles

Cepton Technologies, Inc., a provider of 3D LiDAR solutions for automotive, industrial and mapping applications, unveiled its Vista LiDAR sensor at the annual NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, with immediate availability for the autonomous vehicle market.

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Spirent expands Paignton’s high-tech research laboratories

Spirent Communications plc., the provider in GPS and other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) testing solutions, announced the opening of new research laboratories to develop systems to be used in future devices and applications.

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A battle looms among $2.5bn LIDAR market suppliers and tech, says IHS Markit

The current generation of automated functions — automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assistance — rely largely on cameras, radars and ultrasonic sensors.

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The sensors best suited to autonomous cars

Future generations of cars will pack in more sensors and processing technology than ever before, with cameras, radar and lidar all featuring heavily and making it possible for cars to actually drive themselves.

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Infineon acquires Innoluce BV to enhance automated and connected driving technologies

Microelectronics is a vital technology for automated and connected driving, and this lies behind Infineon Technologies AG’s acquisition of 100% of Innoluce BV, a fabless semiconductor company. Innoluce is headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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Bright Box launches self-driving car with neural network

A European vendor of connected-vehicle applications like Nissan Smart Car app in Middle East, and KIA Remoto app in Russia, announced the launch of a self-driving car solution with a neural network trained through computer games as well as real-life examples.

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HERE maps London for autonomous vehicles

Location cloud company, HERE, has mapped London in preparation for autonomous cars, as vehicle manufacturers plan to start trialling driverless vehicles on UK public roads as early as 2017.

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