Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can help enable safe navigation and collision avoidance, offering the potential to contribute to increased safety for all road users.
In an article published in e-mobility Technology International (E-Motec), Dieter Gabriel, Marketing Manager – EMEA at Velodyne Europe GmbH, writes how:
“Lidar sensors are on the path to potentially become a key component of ADAS, helping to enable safer mobility. These sensors can capture high-definition, three-dimensional information, providing vehicles with a more detailed view of their surroundings to maximize roadway safety.”
The article looks at how Pedestrian Automated Emergency Braking (PAEB) systems – an ADAS solution – can be significantly improved by adding lidar. Dieter shares details of a Velodyne white paper and video on nighttime tests conducted by Velodyne of our lidar-based PAEB system compared to a highly-rated system using camera+radar technology. In these conditions, the camera+radar-based system failed in all five scenarios while the lidar-based system avoided a crash in every situation tested.
Dieter’s article also looks beyond vehicles to discuss how lidar is emerging as an important capability in making transportation infrastructure more efficient, sustainable and safe.
Deploying lidar in vehicles and transportation infrastructure has the potential to significantly advance safety.