Osram lasers promote adoption of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles

2018/01/12

Lasers from Osram Opto Semiconductors featured in LIDAR and ADAS solutions from a broad range of companies on display at AutoMobili-D 2018

12.01.2018 | Trade Press

Sunnyvale, CA – At this year’s North American International Auto Show’s AutoMobili-D 2018, Osram Opto Semiconductors is demonstrating how its high-power infrared pulse lasers are helping speed the adoption of autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). AutoMobili-D is a dedicated expo focused on the rapidly evolving global automotive and mobility landscapes. Attendees can experience Osram’s highly-efficient 905nm lasers in action in booth #AD14 at AutoMobili-D from January 14 to January 21.

Pulse laser diodes from Osram Opto Semiconductors have been featured in cars for more than 10 years for time-of-flight (TOF) measurements in adaptive cruise control (ACC) systems and automatic braking systems. At AutoMobili-D, Osram will showcase its laser and LEDs in a number of innovative applications for autonomous vehicles and ADAS, including:

Osram lasers dedicated to LIDAR applications are based on the company’s extremely efficient, high-power infrared pulse laser with 905nm wavelength. The laser’s short pulse length allows systems operating at high optical power levels to realize large detection ranges, while still being safe for the naked eye.

“Osram is pleased to be working with leading companies to enable widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles and ADAS, which will change the future of driving,” said Rajeev Thakur, Regional Marketing Manager at Osram Opto Semiconductors. “Joining forces with companies like Vergence Automation and ON Semiconductor is a testament to Osram’s leadership in the development and future of autonomous vehicles.”

“Osram is a great technology partner for developing our 4D camera that utilizes a patented 4D pixel to perform 3D image creation,” said Jamie Retterath, Chief Product Officer at Vergence. “The 4D pixel has the potential to displace TOF for all future 3D imaging applications.”