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German multinational engineering and technology company Bosch revealed its sensor portfolio for automated driving.
According to Bosch, Lidar, which is a remote sensing method used by companies for self-driving cars popularly, is an essential element in automated driving.
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Thanks to its long-range and a wide field of vision, Lidar offers a very high resolution.
Harald Kroeger, a member of the board of management of Bosch, said, "We want to make automated driving safe, convenient, and fascinating. In this way, we will be making a decisive contribution to the mobility of the future."
Bosch claims that its long-range Lidar will fulfill all safety requirements for automated driving and enable automakers to integrate the technology into a wide range of vehicle types in the future.
Bosch hasn't revealed too many details about its new system yet but they're sure that its long-range Lidar sensor will be the first solution for the self-driving automotive industry.
Unlike Tesla, which is the lead in the self-driving cars industry, who doesn't use the lidar system and is contented with the cameras, sensors, and radars it has, is the most popular tool for companies which produce self-driving cars. And, Bosch isn't the only company that's working on Lidar sensors, but it's one of the pioneers.
Bosch believes that Lidar is necessary in addition to camera and radar to provide sensing of a two-wheeler, say, a motorcycle approaching an automated vehicle at a junction.
Bosch said that its new sensor will be efficient enough to work both in long and close ranges; highways or in the city.
Harald Kroeger said, "By filling the sensor gap, Bosch is making automated driving a viable possibility in the first place."