Founded in January 2016, by former members of the elite technological unit of the Israeli Defense Forces, Israel-based Innoviz Technologies is a startup targeted at developing LiDAR solutions for autonomous vehicles. Innoviz's LiDAR systems feature a solid-state design that makes them more compact, reliable, and affordable, according to the company. The company's InnovizOne, which is scheduled to begin shipping in 2019, is an automotive-grade production LiDAR designed to be integrated into any vehicle to enable level 3-5 autonomous driving. It features a 25 FPS frame rate, an up to 250 m detection range, and a 120 x 25-degree field of view and will cost $1,000 (in comparison to current LiDAR devices, which cost upwards of to $80,000), according to the company.
In 2018, the Innoviz will be releasing its InnovizPro LiDAR, which is designed for developing and testing autonomous vehicles. It features a 20 FPS frame rate, a detection range of up to 150m, and a 73 x 20 degree field of view. The company says InnovizPro will also have applications in other areas where LiDAR can be useful such as robotics, industrial automation, and drones.
Innoviz was recently honored as one of the top three startups at the 2017 Automobility LA conference.
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