Ainstein has launched the K-79 autonomous automotive imaging radar sensor. Designed for use on self-driving industrial trucks and tractors, the sensor is the first commercially available sensor that is optimized and validated for autonomous operation of vehicles in hazardous conditions, such as low-light and extreme dust.
“There is an urgent market need for sensors that provide LiDAR-like images, but that can function effectively where LiDAR is compromised, such as extremely bright, extremely dim, dusty and similar conditions,” said Andrew Boushie, Ainstein’s vice president of strategy and partnerships. “These extreme conditions can make existing camera and LiDAR solutions unreliable. For industry to adopt autonomous driving technology, it is essential that functionality is near flawless in all environments.”
Ainstein’s Autonomous Automotive Imaging Radar K-79 produces a high-resolution, detailed point cloud of a vehicle’s surroundings for both moving objectives, such as other vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians; as well as stationary objects, including railings, idled equipment and buildings. Other key features include:
- Pinpoints the location of objects and provides range, speed, azimuth and elevation information.
- Creates a 2D point cloud mapping of surroundings.
- Capable of producing 3D shapes of detected objects, offering LiDAR-like image quality in poor conditions.
- Allows for target classification to distinguish between vehicles and pedestrians.
For more information, visit https://ainstein.ai/k-79/.