This LiDAR Sensor Uses Laser Detectors to Identify Obstacles

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 20, 2016
References: velodynelidar & newatlas
Silicon Valley-based technology company Velodyne has developed an innovative new LiDAR sensor, dubbed the Puck Hi-Res due to its visual resemblance with a hockey puck, that is designed to empower self-driving vehicles with smart technologies to help them ebtter detect obstacles ahead of them.

This particular LiDAR sensor features an array of laser detectors that are arranged at very miniscule degree intervals, meaning that the margin for error is masively mitigated. This radar setup also allows for imagery to be captured in a highly precise manner, and means that the sensor is capable of detecting objects at a great distance than ever before.

While self-driving cars are an exciting development, they do come with a variety of safety concerns, which is precisely what the Puck Hi-Res sensor aims to assuage.