Operators of heavy vehicles and machinery have to accomplish complex tasks in challenging environments, often dealing with multiple sources of distractions that may temporarily affect their attention. Accidents involving industrial and commercial vehicles such as trucks, buses and forklifts, in addition to other construction equipment, remain a serious concern. Driving assistance and active safety functions are part of the solution.

Implementing Leddar-based LiDARs 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, as well as reliable distance measurements for turn assist, blind spot detection or traffic assist solutions. Leddar sensor modules are also used as part of navigation systems for autonomous shuttles,  providing robust detection capabilities in any type of environment or weather conditions, from close-proximity to long-range operations.

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Leddar Benefits for Industrial and Commercial Vehicles

  • Detects all types of objects, people and vehicles
  • Single or multisegment field of view configurations
  • Low power consumption
  • Small, flexible form factor
  • Low maintenance, no calibration needed
  • Unaffected by extreme or changing light conditions
  • Resistant to vibration, moisture, dust and extreme temperatures
  • No moving parts for ultimate robustness
  • Competitive costs for high-volume applications
  • No image captured, eliminating privacy concerns

Featured Applications

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Industrial Vehicles and Heavy-Duty Machinery

Efficient detection and ranging sensors can greatly contribute to collision avoidance, blind spot monitoring, and perimeter securing when operating industrial vehicles and heavy machinery. With LiDAR sensors, increased awareness of immediate surroundings can significantly reduce the occurrence of costly accidents.

Forklifts and Automated Guided Vehicles

Accounting for one sixth of all workplace fatalities in the US, forklifts are among the most dangerous pieces of machinery in our factories, warehouses and storage spaces. LiDAR sensors provide highly reliable collision avoidance and presence detection capabilities to forklifts and automated vehicles, enhancing them with spatial awareness to help prevent accidents.

Leddar-based sensors such as the IS16 industrial sensor or the M16 sensor module provide optimal obstacle detection, either from integration in OEM products or as an aftermarket solution. With a wide, multi-segment field-of-view (up to 95º), Leddar solutions can locate many targets simultaneously. Specific zones within the field of view can be programmed for different alert levels (e.g.: Caution, Warning, Critical), and combining sensors enables the coverage of different sensitive areas around the vehicle.

Leddar for forklifts and automated guided vehicles

Large Vehicles and Trucks

With their limited visibility and manoeuvrability, large road vehicles such as buses, tractor-trailers and dump trucks are highly at risk of causing road accidents or structural damage to their immediate surroundings. For that reason, large vehicles of all types can greatly benefit from active safety features such as collision avoidance, turn assist, overhead clearance warning or blind spot monitoring.

Integrating advanced solid-state LiDAR sensors improve spatial awareness and obstacle detection up to 360°, thus radically decreasing the risks of accidents for large vehicles.

Related Information

Solution Overview:
Collision Avoidance

Discover how Leddar optical detection and ranging technology can be used as part of a robust, all-weather collision prevention system on large industrial vehicles.

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Featured Product:
Leddar M16

A versatile 2D solid-state LiDAR that combines wide-beam flash illumination with 16 independent detection segments to deliver rapid, precise detection for multiple objects.

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Featured Product:
Leddar IS16

Specifically designed for the industrial market, the Leddar IS16 is a robust, multisegment flash LiDAR sensor housed in a weather-resistant enclosure.for the harshest conditions.

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