With its flexible open API, LeddarEcho™ is integrated into the environment simulation software and provides a simulated replica of the sensing solution’s building blocks. The high-fidelity model is then used to assess the performance of the sensor in different conditions, while LiDAR concept designs and architectures can also be tested.
At the system level, LeddarEcho can be utilized in different phases of perception development. System architects can use it to choose between different sensors while also finalizing the way the sensor will be installed on the vehicle. Once the sensor and its location are finalized, LeddarEcho will be instrumental in generating synthetic data needed to train and assess the perception module. This will enrich the data and further save on the data collection and annotation. Having a high-fidelity model of the sensor enables the developers to take earlier leaps in software development while the hardware platform goes through design, integration and calibration.
“Quality data is valuable and expensive. A physically accurate simulation of the sensor through LeddarEcho accelerates the early stages of LiDAR development, while further saving valuable time for reproducing the challenging use cases needed to assess sensor design and performance.”
Pierre Olivier – CTO, LeddarTech
Limited release available soon. Full LeddarEcho product release: Fall 2022.