The LiDAR Coalition was formed to advocate for policies promoting lidar’s role in enhancing safety on U.S. roadways and infrastructure, including mitigating the staggering rise in pedestrian fatalities on roadways in the United States, and for autonomous vehicle operations.
Outsight, as the Founding Software Member, join forces with LiDAR manufacturers coalition' Founders Aye, Cepton, Continental, Innoviz, Ouster, Quanergy and Velodyne, as well as recently joined new members Aeluma, Baraja, Ibeo and Valeo.
You can find the Press Release here.
“Lidar-based vehicle technology has the potential to prevent pedestrian deaths and vehicle accidents, particularly in low-light and low-visibility environments,” said Ariel Wolf, Chair of the Autonomous and Connected Mobility Practice Group at Venable LLP, which serves as counsel to the Coalition.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 42,915 people died on U.S. roadways in 2021, the highest number of fatalities since 2005 and the highest annual percentage increase in the recorded history of data in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Pedestrian fatalities also increased by 13% over 2020, which outpaced the 10.5% increase in overall fatalities.
Seventy-five percent of pedestrian deaths happen in low-light conditions, such as dusk and nightfall, that could be addressed using LiDAR technology.
“It is becoming increasingly well known how valuable lidar sensing hardware is for improving safety and lowering accidents. We are pleased to contribute to the Lidar Coalition by adding the software component that will accelerate and facilitate its mass adoption and hence broaden its beneficial effects,” said Raul Bravo, President and founder of Outsight.
Enabling software is in fact evolving into a crucial element in the effort to hasten the deployment of LiDAR technology and maximize its possibilities across all markets.
As the Founding Software Member we aim to contribute with our unique experience in applying LiDAR Software to dozens of different use cases all around the world as well as providing greater awareness on the technology and its applications.
Outsight develops real-time 3D Lidar software solutions. The company’s mission is to make lidar-based Spatial Intelligence plug and play, ensuring it’s accessible to application developers in every market.
Compatible with any lidar device, Outsight’s pre-processing software capabilities allow Smart Machines and Smart Cities to gain an unprecedented level of understanding of their environment: