CES 2024 lidars news: Aeva, Hesai…

10 Jan 2024

Aeva reveals Daimler Truck as major customer; Cepton and Hesai launch new products; SiLC extends range beyond 2 km.

As in previous years, several lidar developers have announced significant developments in technology and commercial traction in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event in Las Vegas. Here’s our round-up of the latest news:

Aeva and Daimler Trucks deal
As well as the launch of its new “Atlas” lidar aimed at mass-production deployments in the automotive sector, Silicon Valley-based Aeva revealed that it had signed up Daimler Truck as a major customer for the technology.

Under the collaboration, Aeva will supply the Atlas systems to Daimler Truck and also work with Daimler’s software subsidiary Torc Robotics, to enable so-called “Level 4” autonomous vehicle capabilities — initially on Class 8 Freightliner Cascadia trucks.

“Daimler Truck intends to integrate the lidar sensors directly in its production process, making it easy for customers to buy autonomous ready trucks directly out of its manufacturing plants without the need for sensors to be retrofitted,” said Aeva, which announced last week that a production ramp is expected “by mid-decade”.