Korean lidar perception software startup Vueron Technology has acquired an autonomous driving license from California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). It is the first case of a company clearing the autonomous driving license test using only one lidar in California, USA.
Vueron tested an autonomous drive on a 616km route from Los Angeles to San Francisco via Interstate 5 and Interstate 580. The safety driver, who rode the test drive, did not hold the steering wheel even once during the test. The autonomous driving was completed in 6 hours at a maximum speed of 110 km/h. Various sensors for autonomous driving like cameras, radar, GPS, and HD maps were used.
The startup to introduce next-generation LiDAR sensor technology in the US
Lidar sensors in autonomous driving technology are responsible for detecting and tracking vehicles, pedestrians and other obstructions. It is also used to measure the distance to navigate various speeds safely. Founded in 2019, Vueron Technology offers ‘View. One,’ a Lidar perception solution for autonomous driving. Based on a self-developed cognition algorithm, ‘View. One’ recognizes objects quickly and shows advanced object-recognition capability in an embedded environment, offering superb system stability and compatibility and a cognition solution optimized for the needs of diverse clients.
Kim Jae-gwang, CEO of Vueron, said, “Through this autonomous license acquisition, the potential of our technology has been recognized in California, where numerous autonomous driving tech companies are competing. Vueron plans to unveil a next-generation LiDAR autonomous a driving platform that can be applied immediately in the second half of this year.”
In 2021, Vueron obtained an autonomous driving permit using only one lidar in South Korea. Vueron’s autonomous technology car that relied on one lidar sensor for the driving permit was the world’s first such case. Veuron Technology’s self-driving car was driven first on a 414 km expressway from Seoul to Busan at 100km/h.
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