Aeva and Nikon Collaborate on 4D Lidar

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 12, 2021 — Sensing and perception systems company Aeva is collaborating with Nikon Corp. The companies will focus on bringing frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) 4D lidar with unique micron-level measurement capability to high-precision industrial automation and metrology applications.

The partnership seeks to develop next-generation industrial solutions using Aeva’s 4D lidar technology. Aeva and Nikon expect to accelerate adoption of joint products in industrial automation, metrology, and manufacturing applications. 

“This marks a milestone for Aeva’s expansion strategy beyond autonomous driving applications,” said Soroush Salehian, co-founder and CEO of Aeva. “We are excited to work closely with a leader like Nikon in an established market with massive growth potential as we accelerate our expansion into industrial applications, targeting product release in 2025. 

“By leveraging our common core lidar chip architecture that we’ve already developed for automotive applications, we can bring industry-leading costs to volume scale, which we believe has the potential to upend the growing industrial automation industry.”

Published: August 2021
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