Introducing the Leddar Pixell, a 3D flash LiDAR with 180-degree field of view specifically designed for ADAS and autonomous driving applications. The Leddar Pixell provides highly reliable detection of pedestrians, cyclists, and other obstacles in the vehicle’s vicinity and is ideal for use in perception platforms that are meant to ensure the safety and protection of vulnerable road users (VRUs).
The robust, solid-state Pixell compensates for the limitations of mechanical scanning LiDARs used for geopositioning which generate blind areas that can reach several meters. The Pixell enables a comprehensive detection “cocoon” that surrounds the vehicle to provide complete blind spot coverage without dead zone in the illuminated field of view.
Leddar Pixell has already been adopted by leading autonomous vehicle providers in North America and Europe and is available today for commercial deployments. In 2020, the Pixell has been recognized as a CES Innovation Award Honoree and has received the “Outstanding & Innovative Product Award” by the Shenzhen Automotive Electronics Industry Association.
Successfully Tested Against Key Industry Requirements
“Safety is our priority, and that is why we use the Leddar Pixell. With more than a decade of experience building LiDAR sensors, LeddarTech is the perfect partner for us and has consistently shown it could exceed our expectations.”
Pierre Lefevre, Chief Technology Officer, COAST Autonomous
Deployments of detection systems on any type of vehicle require highly durable technologies to ensure high MTBF and to minimize downtime and operational expenditures, all the while ensuring reliable and secure vehicle operation.
Based on a robust, 100% solid-state LiDAR design, the heavy-duty Leddar Pixell LiDAR delivers superior lifespan, which makes it ideally suited for ADAS and autonomous vehicle deployments in any operating domain, including public transit, commercial delivery, long-haul trucking, construction, mining, and military.
The Pixell uniquely answers the needs for comprehensive detection and ranging systems in vehicles transiting at inner-city speed and performing frequent stop-and-go operations such as autonomous shuttles, delivery vehicles, or robotaxis. The Pixell also provides a highly efficient detection solution to cover blind spots and to enable automation on large commercial vehicles such as trucks and buses as well as on off-road vehicles of any size.
“If you keep the scanning LiDAR perspective, you are simply missing the key point of the Leddar Pixell. It relies on flash technology; (…) the entire field of view is actually sampled. We have no more blind spots, which brings an important insight. We are now able to sense and detect narrow and small objects such as ropes or cables. Our lab experiments confirmed this major difference.” Read more on our blog
Yohan Dupuis, Head of Innovation, Research and Development, ESIGELEC
BLOG POST – Yohan Dupuis, Head of Innovation, Research and Development at ESIGELEC discusses how they are using the Leddar Pixell for advanced object and obstacle testing, and what are some of the key differences of using flash LiDARs compared to mechanical scanning LiDARs.Read the blog
PRESS RELEASE- This prestigious award is focused on products impacting China’s automotive industry. Over the years the award has garnered a reputation of trust in the Chinese automotive industry due to its stringent assessment process and world-class expert judging panels.Learn more
APPLICATION NOTE- Solid-state LiDAR sensors improve spatial awareness and obstacle detection up to 360° around the vehicle and contribute to the efficient detection and location of pedestrians and cyclists when drivers, operators, or other detection systems fall short.Access the app note