Delphi Automotive PLC has signed a commercial partnership agreement with LeddarTech, a Canadian company developing solid-state LiDAR technology.
Delphi, a leader in autonomous driving technology, and LeddarTech, a Canadian start-up focused on an advanced, proprietary signal processing technology, will collaborate to develop a low-cost, corner LiDAR solution.
"There is increasing customer demand for solid-state LiDAR as the time to market for autonomous vehicles is being accelerated," said Glen De Vos, Delphi senior vice president and chief technology officer. "LeddarTech technology has the right level of discrimination and range for LiDAR sensing solutions placed around the corners of the vehicle."
The core technology can be developed rapidly and allows for easy vehicle integration.
"Delphi has extensive sensor, radar and systems engineering knowledge and experience to complement LeddarTech's unique, patented sensing technology," said Charles Boulanger, LeddarTech chief executive officer. "We are glad to collaborate closely with Delphi to develop and rapidly commercialize a solid-state LiDAR solution that provides the best performance at the lowest cost."
To further support the commercial partnership, Delphi has made a minority investment in LeddarTech.