It is no secret that self-driving cars have gone from an idea to an arms race in recent years. All over the globe, companies are competing to win market-share in a growing multi-trillion dollar industry. Almost every self-driving car in existence today utilizes one or more LiDAR sensors to help build an accurate picture of its surroundings. These sensors, which have been in use since the 1960’s, have traditionally played a major role in space travel, robotics, surveying, industrial safety, mining, and many other industries.
This article is written to give industry professionals a broad overview of the theory, strengths, and limitations of LiDAR so that they can determine when LiDAR is a good choice for an engineered system.Read More