GILLINGHAM, England and QUEBEC CITY, Canada, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) has signed a commercial partnership agreement with LeddarTech, a Canadian company developing solid-state LiDAR technology.
Delphi, a leader in autonomous driving technology, and LeddarTech, a Canadian start-up focused on an advanced, proprietary signal processing technology, will collaborate to develop a low-cost, corner LiDAR solution.
"There is increasing customer demand for solid-state LiDAR as the time to market for autonomous vehicles is being accelerated," said Glen De Vos, Delphi senior vice president and chief technology officer. "LeddarTech technology has the right level of discrimination and range for LiDAR sensing solutions placed around the corners of the vehicle."
The core technology can be developed rapidly and allows for easy vehicle integration.
"Delphi has extensive sensor, radar and systems engineering knowledge and experience to complement LeddarTech's unique, patented sensing technology," said Charles Boulanger, LeddarTech chief executive officer. "We are glad to collaborate closely with Delphi to develop and rapidly commercialize a solid-state LiDAR solution that provides the best performance at the lowest cost."
To further support the commercial partnership, Delphi has made a minority investment in LeddarTech.
Delphi Automotive PLC is a high-technology company that integrates safer, greener and more connected solutions for automotive and transportation sectors. Headquartered in Gillingham, U.K., Delphi operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 46 countries. Visit delphi.com
LeddarTech is the developer and owner of Leddar, a patented solid-state LiDAR sensing technology that constitutes a novel approach to light detection and ranging. Developed over 10+ years of R&D, Leddar is a unique combination of advanced light wave digital signal processing and software algorithms that enable the production of solid-state LiDARs delivering superior performance and reliability at a highly competitive price. LeddarTech sensors are used in multiple mobility-related markets including automotive, intelligent transport systems, drones, and industrial vehicles. LeddarTech's technology contributes to improving our safety and our quality of life through applications minimizing the risks of accidents, reducing traffic congestion, and improving transport efficiency. http://www.leddartech.com
SOURCE Delphi Automotive PLC