May 3, 2021

VueronScreen400x275Innoviz Technologies, which develops high-performance, solid-state lidar sensors and perception software, is teaming up with Veuron Technology, which develops lidar perception software and autonomous driving technology. The cooperation will help build an autonomous driving platform for lidar-only self-driving vehicles, the companies said in a statement.

Vueron received one of the few self-driving permits issued by the South Korean government earlier this year in January. Following receipt of the permit, the company executed a 414-kilometer, fully automated, lidar-only drive from the capital city of Seoul to the southern port city of Buson, at a maximum speed of 100 km/hr. The company said the mandated safety driver on board dit not hold the steering wheel at any time during the full five-hour drive.

“At Innoviz, we are passionate about solving the challenges associated with autonomous driving and bringing the most reliable and highest-resolution lidar to the market,” said Omer Keilaf, CEO and co-founder of Innoviz. “We are impressed by Vueron’s high-performance lidar perception software and appreciate their unique understanding of the automotive lidar market in South Korea. Innoviz’s lidar and Vueron’s software jointly enable an accurate and reliable lidar solution that meets the needs of customers in this region. We are looking forward to joining together with Vueron and pioneering the future of autonomous driving with them.’

“We are pleased to partner with Innoviz and use their solid-state lidar sensor, InnovizOne, in our autonomous vehicles,” said Joseph Kim, CEO of Vueron. “We see InnovizOne as the front-runner in lidar technology and design and highly recommend it to our peers. We look forward to many years of fruitful cooperation, using Innoviz lidar in our solutions for ADAS, autonomous vehicles, industrial safety, IoT and security systems.”

More details on Vueron’s technology can be found at its website. Updates on Innoviz can be found at its website.