LeddarTech has announced they will be among the sponsors at the upcoming Mobility Re-imagined MOVE 2020 America conference. The virtual event, which runs from September 1st to the 3rd, will examine some of the biggest challenges facing the future of mobility in the United States. In addition to serving as a sponsor, LeddarTech will lead two keynote sessions at MOVE 2020 focused on SAE Level 3 to Level 5 technology.
“LeddarTech is excited to be involved in this tremendous event that brings together industry leaders in mobility and automotive innovations,” explained Daniel Aitken, Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications for LeddarTech. “The transition from a physical to a virtual event has enabled MOVE 2020 to reach a greater audience, and the level of participation and interaction promises to make this event one not to miss in September.”
On September 1st, LeddarTech will host a virtual roundtable about how an optimal sensor-fusion stack can accelerate the adoption of Level 3 to Level 5 technology. Pierre Olivier, CTO of LeddarTech and Pierre Lefevre, CTO of COAST Autonomous will join the virtual roundtable. Recently, COAST Autonomous performed the first successful deployment of the Leddar Pixell in an autonomous delivery vehicle, nicknamed Bigfoot. COAST Autonomous deployed the Leddar Pixell at the Kinney County Railport (KCRP) near Brackettville, Texas.
“It has been a great opportunity to deploy vehicles at KCRP,” Lefevre said. “The railyard is the perfect environment to show how autonomous vehicles function, particularly in an industrial environment, keeping the workforce safer and improving efficiency by allowing them to focus on more highly skilled tasks.”
Following the virtual roundtable on September 1st, LeddarTech will host an interactive panel discussion called Multiple Sensing Modalities Case Study: The Key to Level 3 to 5 Autonomy. During this session, industry experts will examine the challenges facing the mass adoption of automated vehicles. One of the central topics of discussion will be how sensor fusion can help overcome these challenges.
“The industry consensus is that Level 3 to 5 autonomous driving applications require multiple sensors and sensor combinations,” Aitken said. “Sensor fusion and perception development significantly accelerates the customers’ time-to-market while decreasing cost and reducing risk.”
LeddarTech Is Focused On Partnerships
MOVE 2020 organizers note that 70 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. LeddarTech continues to study these and other trends in future mobility, and have aligned their business accordingly.
Currently, LeddarTech is working with STMicroelectronics and First Sensor to develop a LiDAR Evaluation Kit. Similarly, LeddarTech announced the acquisition of VayaVision, a sensor fusion and perception software company based in Tel-Aviv, Israel. These partnerships and acquisitions are meant to uniquely address the challenges ahead when it comes to automated vehicles.
“MOVE 2020 is especially timely for LeddarTech due to the recent acquisition of the sensor fusion and perception software company VayaVision in July,” Aitken added.