Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a surveying system that transmits laser light to determine distance of the object. For the future generation of automated vehicles, LIDAR will be employed as the part of ADAS sensor suite. LIDAR will be integral part of the automakers from full automated i.e. Level 5 to partially automated i.e. Level 1 vehicle.
Horizontal field of view, vertical field of view and the resolution are the key parameter by which the choice of LIDAR is defined and opted to be employed in the vehicle. LIDAR is the most important enabler of automated driving and it is expected to witness the immense growth in near future.
Design, resolution and cost are the major causes in the hindrance of LIDAR growth. The design i.e. number of channels implemented is directly proportional to the resolution of LIDAR and its cost. The more number of channels in the LIDAR more will be its cost. There is a need to identify a way to reduce the cost of LIDAR and at the same time not reducing the number of channels. As we believe that full automation i.e. Level 5 can be achieved only with the help of 64 Channel LIDAR.
The report comprises of companies operating in the global automotive LIDAR market such as Infineon Technologies AG, Velodyne, Quanergy, Continental AG, Leddartech, Texas Instrument, First Sensor AG, Delphi Automotive and others. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments.
Scope of the Report:
The automotive LIDAR market is mainly divided as per the technology capabilities and is been segmented as follows:
Based on Type:
Based on Channels
- 8 Channel
- 16 Channel
- 32 Channel
- 64 Channel
Based on Location:
- Head Lamp Mounting
- Side Rear Mirror Mounting
- Roof Mounting
- Mirror Mounting
- Front Grille Mounting
Based on Region:
- Rest of the World
Recent Industry Trends:
The ideal LIDAR sensor mounting position were unanimously agreed by all the OEM’s as one on the roof and four around the corners. Design Challenges and smaller state LIDAR has made the possibilities of rood LIDAR substantial.
- Insight 1: Currently headlamps are sourced as completely assembled modules from suppliers and integration of LIDAR can be a challenge for many suppliers.
- Insight 2: Ford and GM are incline towards employing two solid state LIDAR on either side of the mirrors to provide maximum combine horizontal field of view.
- Insight 3: The mirror is currently the least preferred mounting location because the camera module is housed behind the rear view mirror.
The quantitative and qualitative data collected for the LIDAR sensor report is from a combination of secondary and primary sources. Research interviews were conducted with senior executives and/or mangers in the automakers Industry. These Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) were then provided a questionnaire to gather quantitative and qualitative inputs on their operations, performance, strategies and views on the overall market, including key developments and technology trends. Data from interviews is consolidated, checked for consistency and accuracy, and the final market numbers are again validated by experts. The global market was split by product types and geography based on different factors like primary and secondary sources, understanding of the number of companies operating in each segment and also KOL insights.
Key Secondary resources include Government websites from various countries and private companies’ website covered in this report.