The Chinese start-up AutoX, which develops self-drive technology in San José, California, presented a new sensor design at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Similar to the latest generation of Apple vehicles, LiDARs, cameras, radar and light displays for other road users are mounted in a box on the roof of the vehicle.
Four solid-state LiDARs are mounted in a hemispherical enclosure at the bottom on all sides. The new vehicle platform, namely a Fiat-Chrysler Pacifica minivan, which is already being used by other manufacturers such as Waymo or Voyage, should also be noted.
With this, AutoX has moved from sensors originally attached with adhesive tape to bright green limousines and minivans. Trucks have also been tested with AutoX technology, according to rumors, to prove that the technology works on other platforms as well. Here are a few pictures of partly historical AutoX vehicles.
AutoX hatte ursprünglich auf cameras-only gesetzt, mittlerweile werden auch LiDARs in die Sensorsuite mit aufgenommen, und das Prinzip als cameras-first umgetauft. LiDARs sozusagen nur als Backup.
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