The Lidar Coalition focuses on promoting the deployment of lidar-based ‘intelligent’ infrastructure and automotive safety technology. They engage in public policy advocacy; educational efforts, and thought leadership to maximize the public benefit of lidar deployment.
Ariel Wolf, Chair of the Autonomous and Connected Mobility Practice Group at Venable LLP—who serve as legal counsel to the coalition, said he was “excited” to see the innovative lidar tech at CES, to “demonstrate lidar’s unique potential to enhance safety for roadway users and pedestrians through immersive experiences and simulations and through panels and joint initiatives with business partners”.
Members of Lidar Coalition: Aeluma; Aeva; AEye; Baraja; Cepton; Continental; Ibeo; Innoviz; Outsight; Ouster; Quanergy; Valeo, and Velodyne.
The Lidar Coalition is a new lobbying entity which started in the middle of last year to promote the benefits of lidar to public bodies like NHTSA. We can expect them to find critical use cases where lidar can increase significantly the safety level, like collision avoidance scenarios with pedestrians at night—a difficult case for a pure vision system—or with objects suddenly falling from a truck—a tough case for a hands-off system wherein the driver cannot be expected to take over instantly.