Delphi partners with Innoviz on autonomous vehicle LiDAR

Delphi Automotive has signed a commercial partnership agreement with Innoviz Technologies, the Israeli-based company developing LiDAR technology for the mass commercialisation of autonomous vehicles.

Delphi will integrate Innoviz’s proprietary LiDAR sensing solutions into its own systems, broadening the autonomous driving technologies it provides for carmakers.

LiDAR is an essential component to Delphi’s automated driving perception suite
— Glen De Vos, Delphi Automotive

The LiDAR technology developed by Innoviz uses a solid-state design to provide longer-range scanning, superior object detection and greater accuracy. The company sees this as critical for enabling Level 3 and Level 4 autonomous vehicles to travel safely at higher speeds.

“Along with radar and vision technology, LiDAR is an essential component to Delphi’s automated driving perception suite,” said Glen De Vos, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Delphi Automotive.

“Innoviz is developing a product that provides a high performance intelligent sensing solution to help advance automated driving technology.”

Omer Keilaf, co-founder and CEO of Innoviz, said: “Delphi shares our vision for making vehicles smarter and safer.

“By challenging the conventions of LiDAR design, we were able to develop a LiDAR solution that delivers superior performance at a reasonable price and in a much smaller footprint – three factors that are required to help autonomous driving achieve mass commercialization.”