PreAct Technologies’ new T30P flash lidar has been released, and PreAct are saying it’s the only flash lidar on the market capable of supporting over-the-air updates for software-defined architectures for a vehicle’s entire service life.
The T30P sensor, designed to be software-definable and easily integrated into a complete ADAS or autonomous vehicle software stack, is said to deliver future-proof, high-performance sensing at a lower cost than other lidars.
PreAct CEO Paul Drysch says in addition to the excitment of launching the T30P, his company “have multiple production projects in the works and this is just the beginning of a period of rapid growth (…) we’ve spent the last three years creating a solution that fulfills the need of software-defined vehicles, providing the most value over the long term and our work has been validated” by tier-1s and automakers.
PreAct are working with automakers to future-proof vehicles by providing increasingly sophisticated ADAS and safety applications throughout a vehicle’s lifetime. The supplier’s new software-definable lidar enables new and better ADAS applications, in addition to improving the performance of hardware over the life of the vehicle through software upgrades.
Due to its flexible design, PreAct’s flash lidar also enables tier-1 suppliers and automakers to package one sensor for multiple use cases, such as curb detection and parking assistance or automatic door actuation and self-parking.
Affordable flash lidars for short-range applications should contribute to better, more widely-available parking applications.