ams and Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH confirmed that ams Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) technology is a core component of Ibeo’s solid-state LiDAR solution, ibeoNEXT. Ibeo´s LiDAR system will be used in Level-3 automated driving on production vehicles at Great Wall Motor Company starting in 2022.
The ams VCSEL array has power density, conversion efficiency, and pitch. ams R&D provides enhancements around integrated functional-safety standard and eye-safety features, leading to robust technology. The VCSEL manufacturing technology allows for flexibility in layout design regarding number of pixels, their size and pitch, and specific addressability patterns. In addition, ams has the required capabilities to co-develop emitter, current driver, and optics. The company´s high-power VCSELs can differentiate in scan and flash applications as they are less sensitive to individual emitter failures, are more stable in temperature ranges, and are ideal to integrate.
Ibeo´s flagship ibeoNEXT will be used in Great Wall vehicles