LiDAR sensor technology, combined with cameras, radar, and ultrasonic remote sensing, enables the development of high-safety perception platforms ready for the needs of today’s automotive, robotaxi, delivery, and autonomous shuttle markets. Fusion sensors capitalize on the performance benefits of each technology; they provide the necessary data for a perception platform to make safety-focused decisions in the least amount of time and with the highest precision possible.
Ensuring the safety of the rider and the surrounding environment were paramount to Coast Autonomous, a leader in the deployment of autonomous shuttles using LiDAR-based technology. They share firsthand the critical considerations in selecting the right sensor mix for their AD shuttle development, and the challenges they faced when bringing their product to market.
Pierre Lefèvre, Chief Technical Officer, COAST Autonomous
Pierre Lefèvre has more than thirty years of automation, communications, and software development experience. At COAST, Pierre leads an elite team developing commercial-ready vehicle automation, remote supervision, and intelligent vehicle fleet systems on various vehicle platforms. Operating self-driving shuttles in public demonstrations and pilots throughout Europe, Asia and the US since 2010, Pierre has demonstrated autonomous vehicle expertise by competing in the 2007 DARPA Grand Challenge and going on to develop the first commercial driverless passenger vehicle.
Preeti Prasher, ASIC Test Engineer, LeddarTech
Preeti Prasher has 18 years of experience as a mixed-signal and RF IC test engineer having worked in cellular, broadband, networking, and storage markets at Broadcom, Lucent Bell Labs, MaxLinear, and Semtech. As the resident ASIC Test Expert at LeddarTech, Preeti defines the IC test requirements that enable the deployment of LiDAR sensing solutions in ADAS and AD applications worldwide. Preeti holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, as well as a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.
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