RoboSense wins 2021 PACE Award from Automotive News
RoboSense was named a 2021 Automotive News PACE Award winner at the online awards ceremony on September 30. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advances and business performance in the world.
RoboSense was recognized for RS-LiDAR-M1 (M1), its MEMS LiDAR and the world’s first mass-produced automotive-grade second-generation solid-state LiDAR. The system generates an accurate, reliable 3D point cloud that improves perception redundancy and safety, and empowers smart vehicles with a safer, more comfortable driver-passenger experience.
Building on its second-generation LiDAR technology, M1 boasts an exclusive intelligent functionality named “GAZE” which dynamically enhances resolution or frame rate based on the environment. RoboSense’s patented MEMS technology, modular design and integrated system architecture deliver high-reliability and high-performance in a compact design. With its reduced number of components, it enables more potential for upgrades at lower costs in the future.
Dr. Leilei Shinohara, Vice President of RoboSense, said: “M1 is tailored for autonomous driving and ADAS systems. Its mass production launch this year is an achievement marked by years of investment and research. Our unique MEMS technology provides a high-performance and low-cost solution with highly-accurate perception to support auto manufacturer’s mass production and the ultimate transformation to autonomous driving.”
The 27th annual PACE Awards were presented by Automotive News and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA). The competition was open to suppliers that contribute products, processes, materials or services directly to the manufacturing of cars or trucks. The Automotive News PACE Award is recognized around the world as the industry benchmark for innovation.
RoboSense earned an Automotive News PACE Award following an extensive review by an independent panel of judges, including a comprehensive written application and a virtual site visit.