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Lidar: A Technology at Use in Daily Life

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ELENA BELETKAIA AND JOSE POZO, EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM (EPIC)

Lidars provide point cloud distribution — to represent the 3D environment — using the backscattering of a laser beam from the target surface. They have long been used for purposes of mapping and atmospheric sensing. Lidar is no longer a technology to consider for the future; it is becoming part of our daily lives. Lidars are used in luggage handling, parcel delivery, robotics, and more. Interest in this technology for automotive applications also keeps increasing. The automotive industry demands much from lidar technology in terms of size, price, and reliability. The lidars...Read full article

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