The Audi company AID is partnering with autonomous sensing systems company Aeva to add four-dimensional LiDAR to its autonomous vehicles program.
Aeva agreed to develop and equip its LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology on Audi’s e-tron test fleet vehicles in Munich.
The plan is to bring autonomous driving to urban mobility services within the next several years, according to the announcement.
AID (Autonomous Intelligent Driving) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Audi AG and is “the center of excellence for urban autonomous driving in the Volkswagen Group.”
“Aeva represents another step in our goal to drive fully autonomously across urban areas within the next few years,” states Alexandre Haag, chief technology officer of AID. “Aeva’s 4D LiDAR technology is a clear top choice for perception with its unique combination of long range, instantaneous velocity measurements and robustness.”
Aeva’s sensing technology produces a 4D map of the environment to enhance the detection of critical objects, such as pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles at a distance.