Innoviz Claims New Lidar Sensor 70% Cheaper, Better Performance

In less than five years since it was founded, Israeli startup Innoviz has established itself as a company to be taken seriously in the automotive lidar business. While light detection and ranging (Lidar) sensors were originally thought to be a key component of highly automated driving systems, they are now finding a place in lower level partially automated systems and that is the market Innoviz is targeting with its new InnovizTwo sensor. 

Innoviz already has an automotive grade sensor called the InnovizOne that will get its first volume production applications with BMW in 2021. The lidar will be used as part of a level 3 conditionally automated system. Level 4 systems that are designed to operate without any need for human supervision or automation are taking longer to mature than anticipated a few years ago. As a result automakers and suppliers are trying to leverage the technology developed for those systems in L2 and L3 systems in order to get some return on their investment. Guidehouse Insights projects sales of nearly 60 million vehicles globally with L2 or L3 capability and a market for nearly 32 million lidar sensors for these applications. 

L3 systems are designed to provide hands-free capabilities that don’t require constant supervision within limited domains. The recently passed UNECE regulations for L3 limit operation to speeds below 60 km/h (37 mph) and on limited access highways. In stop and go traffic, a driver could take their eyes off the road and do something else, but as soon as the speed limit is exceeded, they have to take control. 

Global Autonomous Vehicle Sensor Market | Increased Need to Reduce Road Accidents to Boost the Market Growth

The global autonomous vehicle sensor market size is poised to grow by 45.3 million units during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 37% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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The rise in the urgency in curbing road accidents is one of the primary drivers for this market. Road traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of death. In an attempt to counter the rising number of road accident fatalities, several governments across the globe are promoting the adoption of LiDAR sensors in vehicles. LiDAR sensors form an essential component of autonomous cars. This continued enforcement by governments across the globe will curb accidents through the use of automated driving systems, which, in turn, will augment growth in the global autonomous vehicle sensors market during the forecast period.

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Report Highlights:

  • The major autonomous vehicle sensor market growth came from the radar sensors segment. Radar sensors hold the highest market share among all other types of autonomous vehicle sensors available in the market. Market growth in this segment will be slower than the growth of the market in the LiDAR sensors segment, but faster than the growth in image sensors and other sensors segments.

  • North America was the largest autonomous

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