The LiDAR sensors are seamlessly embedded inside the headlights and do not protrude or alter the exterior design of the headlights or the vehicle.
Koito Manufacturing and Quanergy Systems have designed an automotive headlight with built-in Quanergy S3 solid state LiDAR sensors. The Koito headlight with built-in sensors will be on display at the 2017 International CES.
Each Koito headlights, which will be located on the corners of a vehicle, incorporates two compact Quanergy S3 solid state LiDARs that perform sensing forward and to the side, and provide real-time long-range 3D views of the environment around the vehicle and the ability to recognise and track objects. The sensors are seamlessly embedded inside the headlights and do not protrude or alter the exterior design of the headlights or the vehicle. Additionally, the headlight protects the sensors from dust, dirt and water, and headlight’s lens washers can be used to help ensure an unobstructed view for the sensors.
The LiDARs embedded in the headlights have the function of primary sensors in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems. As primary sensors, the LiDARs are used for perception, mapping and localisation, and occupancy grid detection, path planning and navigation.