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Emil Hällstig
Emil Hällstig, Adjunct professor of Experimental mechanics. Photo: Tomas Bergman View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Self-driving vehicles and the use of laser radar

10 Dec. 2021, 12:00 - 12:45
Luleå, Vetenskapens hus or digitally
Published: 2 November 2021

The automotive industry is undergoing a revolution with more self-driving, electric and connected vehicles. All to create safer and more environmentally friendly transport. But to achieve this, cars need to be able to discover what is around them. With the help of laser radar, so-called LiDAR, the car can measure its surroundings in 3D. Emil Hällstig, responsible for the development of LiDAR sensors at the company Veoneer and new Adjunct professor of Experimental mechanics at Luleå University of Technology, talks about current and future car sensors. Max 100 persons in the venue.

By sending out laser light and measuring the time it takes for the light to go back and forth to an object, you can calculate the distance. To see far and accurately, individual photons need to be detected with extreme time accuracy. It is also important to distinguish these photons from sunlight or LiDAR on other cars, as well as understand how the light is affected by, for example, weather and other disturbances.

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