LiDAR Enhancements for Autonomous Driving Systems

Even though Elon Musk insisted on image sensors on Tesla modules, LiDAR has become an indispensable part of autonomous vehicles since Google adopted Velodyne H64E in its self-driving car. LiDAR can be found in numerous level 3 ADAS brands including Audi, Honda, and even Waymo which specialize in autonomous driving.

Nevertheless, engineers still encounter great challenges while adapting LiDAR in vehicles and AGVs.

In vehicles, LiDARs should meet the demands of EMC, anti-vibration, waterproofing, and weather. The connection between LiDAR and ECU is also a great focus as more and more LiDAR manufacturers are presenting MEMS in smaller sizes. In addition, objects should be detected in no less than 200m to give ADAS systems enough response time when driving at high speed. For unmanned delivery applications, outdoor AGVs require greater scanning ability to dodge obstacles while moving through the city.

 To overcome these challenges, high-speed connectors and cables are required to transmit data from LiDARs or high-resolution 4D imaging radars to in-vehicle computers in real time.

Roles played by LiDAR in autonomous driving

With several years of experience in the high-speed connector industry and mechanical parts design capabilities in the automotive and industrial sectors, Nextron provides complete LiDAR solutions for vehicles and AGVs.

Nexton’s RJ45 and CAT5E compliant 100Mb/s anti-vibration metal connectors have been adapted by various brands in mechanical rotation LiDAR. For MEMS LiDAR and high-resolution 4D imaging radar, Nexton’s IEEE 802.3bp compliant 1Git/s Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) connectors fulfill the needs of high-speed data transmission.

Nextron also provides cost-effective solutions with standardized interfaces and cables. Find out more with our support team for more details of related products.

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