LiDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing method used to examine the surrounding environment. LiDAR determines the distance to a particular point by illuminating it with a pulsed laser light.
There are dozens of use cases for LiDAR. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration uses LiDAR to study the Earth’s surface while the Agricultural Research Service utilizes it to help farmers map their land. Helicopter pilots use LiDAR to safely navigate, while automotive engineers are employing the technology to build the next generation of autonomous cars.
This presentation from Andy Lewin, Group Leader for Active Safety at Jaguar Land Rover, explores the applications of LiDAR from the OEM’s perspective.