REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Automotive sensor startup Compound Eye has unveiled a VIDAS development kit, allowing automakers and suppliers to test the system that creates lidarlike imaging for less cost.
Compound Eye designed VIDAS, which stands for visual inertial distributed aperture system, to work with the cameras automakers are adding to light vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems. It enables a vehicle to visualize its surroundings in a real-time, multidimensional way similar to lidar but using only a pair of cameras.
The company described the system as plug-and-play technology that it expects will be much less expensive than complex sensor suites and offers low engineering overhead. The company hasn't yet provided pricing details.