DoosanBobcat Ainstein 400x275Doosan Bobcat North America announced a strategic equity investment with Ainstein AI, a radar technologies company, to help develop next-generation radar sensor systems for Bobcat equipment.

Sick Ibeo 400x275Germany-based SICK AG and Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH announced today a technology partnership that has resulted in a 3D solid-state lidar sensor for industrial applications. The technology, developed by Ibeo to automotive standards, is based on a new photon laser measurement technique and is entirely free of moving parts.

Nova Cepton 400x275Cepton Technologies, which develops lidar-based solutions, announced its new miniature lidar sensor – the Nova  – with a less-than-$100 price point for high-volume automotive applications.

AMS EGA2000 400x275Austria-based AMS, a global supplier of high-performance sensor solutions, announced a family of infrared Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) flood illuminators, aimed to help industrial manufacturers develop applications for robots, cobots, autonomous guided vehicles, and smart devices that perform 2D and 3D optical sensing.


OmniVision OX0F10 400x275OmniVision Technologies, which develops advanced digital imaging solutions, announced the OX03F10 automotive image sensor, which adds higher 3MP resolution and cybersecurity features as vehicle designers transition from Level 2 and 3 advanced driver assistance systems to higher levels of autonomy. 

SensePhotonics400x275Sense Photonics announced today it has successfully demonstrated 200-meter detection with its proprietary global shutter flash Lidar system. The Sense system leverages the company’s proprietary emitter and SPAD sensor technologies.

metawave evtol400x275The U.S. Air Force has awarded a prime, Phase One contract to Metawave Corp. to provide a high-precision, all-weather sensing solution for electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

epc ces 2021Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) today announced it plans to demonstrate the power of its eGaN technology during next week’s virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The company said its technology helps boost performance in consumer applications such as self-driving cars, eMobility, drones, robots, and 48-volt power conversion.

Flir centaur roadside robot400x275Teledyne Technologies will acquire FLIR Systems, which develops sensors and other equipment for drones and robots in industrial and defense applications, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8 billion.

Velodyne M1600 lidarVelodyne Lidar today announced its Velarray M1600, a solid-state lidar sensor designed to serve mobile robotic applications, including autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and last-mile delivery robots. The module is the latest of the company’s Vellaray products and the first in a new M-series line. It uses Velodyne’s micro-lidar array architecture (MLA) and leverages Velodyne’s manufacturing partnerships to optimize costs and produce in high volumes, the company said.