Quebec City, QC -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/22/2015 -- LeddarTech sensors have been integrated in cars and trucks for quite some time already, providing feedback on key systems and components. The new trend is to use smart sensor capabilities to provide information about the vehicle's surroundings and about the road ahead, in order to increase passenger safety and reduce material damage. Short-distance detection for parking and back-up assistance is readily available, but manufacturers' current challenge is to offer efficient collision warning and avoidance systems in the majority of their new car models. Detecting the obstacles ahead (from cars to people to animals), providing blind-spot assistance during lane changes, or even making driverless cars a reality, are all automotive applications where sensor technology plays a key role.
Large commercial vehicles, trucks, and heavy machinery also benefit from sensors' evolution. Detection and ranging is particularly valuable when trying to avoid collisions with surrounding objects, and to ensure a secured perimeter when operating such large equipment. Such applications maintain the integrity of expensive, sometimes highly specialized vehicles and protect the people located in its immediate surroundings.
Unmanned vehicles, drones, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs) are becoming increasingly common for a wider variety of applications (industrial, commercial, or recreational) and also represent a sector where innovative sensor technologies are being leveraged for navigation assistance and collision avoidance.
LeddarTech is the owner and provider of the patented, leading-edge Leddar sensing technology which enables advanced detection and ranging systems. Leddar performs time-of-flight measurements using light pulses processed through innovative algorithms, detecting a wide range of objects under various environmental conditions.
Leddar sensing technology is globally deployed in all types of devices and applications, from specialized industrial solutions to high volume Internet of Things (IoT) sensing applications. Already growing at 200% CAGR over the last few years, the sensor market is expected to reach more than a trillion dollars in 2020.
The highly adaptable Leddar technology serves multiple industry sectors in different formats (from sensor ICs to off-the-shelf sensor modules), providing brand owners and OEMs with a best-of-class sensing solution optimized for their application and ensuring quick and simple integration.
LeddarTech's technology is accessible to all interested in exploring the new frontiers of innovation through sensors, from maker communities experimenting with sensor modules to specialized industrial leaders and large consumer goods manufacturers working on new products or applications.
LeddarTech (http://bit.ly/1f7zvEk) is a key technological enabler in the sensor revolution under way. The Quebec-based company provides a core technology that makes it possible to develop highly efficient sensors that are required in the deployment of very-high-volume sensing applications. LeddarTech was named the Most Innovative Device Solution at first ever IoT Awards as well as awarded the Gold Medal for Best New Product of the Year at Best in Biz Awards International.
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