Definition of lidar
: a device that is similar in operation to radar but emits pulsed laser light instead of microwaves
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Lidar Files Waymo’s lawsuit accuses Levandowski of illicitly downloading 14,000 files, including some on Waymo’s lidar, a key component of self-driving systems.
That means different lidar sensors from different companies cannot simply be exchanged for one another on an autonomous BMW or Ford vehicle.
Unlike cameras, for example, lidar cannot be fooled by shadows or blinded by bright sunlight.
This year, Stanford is fielding a VW Passat called Junior, which heads into the fray with multiple GPS receivers, and eight LIDARs with dual- and quad-core processors.
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Origin and Etymology of lidar
light + radar
First Known Use: 1963
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