Leddar Sensor Technology: Collision Avoidance for Industrial Vehicles

Collision avoidance solutions for industrial vehicles and heavy-duty machinery

Operators of heavy equipment have to accomplish complex tasks in challenging environments, often dealing with multiple sources of distractions that may temporarily affect their attention. Despite existing safety measures, accidents involving heavy machinery remain a serious issue in many industries.


Implementing Leddar-based sensors as part of a collision avoidance system provides a robust, reliable solution to detect the presence of still or moving obstacles in the vehicle’s way, in any type of environment or weather conditions, from close-proximity to long-range operations.


Key Leddar Benefits for Industrial Vehicles and Heavy Equipment

  • Cost-effective fixed-beam optical detection
  • Location of structures, people and objects, still or moving
  • Narrow to wide field-of-view
  • Short- to long-range capabilities
  • Multi-segment configurations for precise multi-object detection
  • Reliable operation in all lighting and environmental conditions
  • Low maintenance, no moving parts, no calibration needed

An active sensing solution based on Leddar technology efficiently locates vehicles, objects, structures or people when machinery operators or other detection systems fall short. Optical detection and ranging, and particularly the use of Lidars, is already recognized as one of automotive industry’s key sensing technologies for implementing ADAS and active safety features on vehicles. Lidars are also instrumental in supporting the evolution towards autonomous driving.

Embedded into ICs, Leddar technology serves as the core for developing custom sensor modules. A wide variety of sensor configurations can be achieved from the same LeddarCore, with tailored optical combinations that provide short to long ranges, narrow to wide field-of views, and single or multiple detection segments to perfectly fit the specific requirements of your collision avoidance application.