The European tech giant, Bosch is ready to roll out its new LiDAR sensors for autonomous vehicles. The new sensors are the last piece of the puzzle for the accomplishment of the company’s self-driving ambition. As per the advocates of the company, Bosch is hoping to keep the price down to as minimum as possible. The company is willing to achieve this by up scaling the production making it available for widespread adoption. The German company is a great promoter of automation in driving and is actually one of the inceptors of autonomous driving. However, Bosch is not the only company that is working on LiDARS for autonomous driving, but it a prominent supplier. Moreover, by restricting the production cost, it can emerge as the leader among the suppliers of the technology.
How Does the New Sensor Work?
The new LiDAR sensors provide a high definition, high-resolution 3D images to the driving system of the vehicle. The system then processes the data and develops a precise map that can help the vehicle to drive smoothly. The insights also help the system to understand the surroundings better and move the car accordingly. Moreover, the new sensors work in sync with the other systems such as radar, and high-tech cameras. Overall, the new sensors can play a crucial role in redefining autonomous driving altogether.
Pricing is the Major Challenge
Bosch has some serious competition in the road for the deployment of the sensors. Since there are companies like Luminar and Waymo, producing cost-efficient LiDARS, Bosch has to undertake the cost of the new sensors seriously. Moreover, deploying the new sensors with an optimal price tag is something that the company has to put massive undertakings. With a series of development, it is still not clear that when is the company planning to bring the sensors to the market.
What Else Bosch has in its Bag?
The European Company has made remarkable development in the field of data collection. Recently, Bosch implemented AI to its cameras for autonomous vehicles. These AI-driven cameras can locate, identify, and categorize moving and stationary objects on the road. They can also identify the partial obstructions that might hinder the path of the vehicles.