Hesai leads as global no. 1 in automotive LiDAR for the 2nd year in a row, by Yole Group

LiDAR expert Yole Group highlights Hesai’s record-breaking revenue and shipments – Hesai Technology has been named the top automotive LiDAR company for the second consecutive year by Yole Group, a global advisory and market analysis firm recognized for its expertise in the semiconductor, photonic, and electronic sectors. This achievement comes after another year of rapid growth and important milestones for Hesai, including record-breaking numbers of shipments, exceptional financial results, and strategic design wins.

Yole Intelligence, part of the international market research & strategy consulting company Yole Group, has just released its “LiDAR for Automotive 2023” report, which ranks different companies by several key indicators of success. The report shows the rapid expansion of the lidar industry and confirms Hesai’s top position in the global lidar market.

Hesai named no. 1 global automotive LiDAR supplier

Yole Intelligence valued the global lidar market for passenger cars and robotic cars, including robotaxis, at around $317M in 2022, which corresponds to a 95% YoY increase, largely driven by high demands from OEMs in the passenger car market.

The report names Hesai as the No. 1 global automotive lidar supplier with the biggest market share by revenue. With strong growth momentum in both passenger cars and robotaxis, Hesai secures close to half of the total global automotive lidar market.

Hesai ranks no. 1 in the global robotic cars LiDAR market

The report also shows Hesai continuing to lead the global robotic cars lidar market in 2022 with an impressive 67% market share of the $147M market. Hesai’s success stems from its strong customer base, including almost every key robotaxi and robotruck player, including major industry names such as Zoox and Aurora.

Hesai leads the global passenger car LiDAR market

Yole Intelligence reports that the global passenger car lidar market, including ADAS applications for L2+ and L3, is increasing rapidly at an impressive rate of 285% YoY growth. Hesai is already at the forefront with 23% market share by revenue and 31% of the design wins in this market.

With the largest projected shipment of ADAS lidar units, Hesai has the greatest potential to lead this market in 2023. Among the 11 OEM customers that Hesai has secured, 6 will begin shipping by the end of 2023, giving it a strong advantage in a competitive landscape.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Yole Intelligence as the leader in the global lidar market for the second year in a row,” said Bob in den Bosch, Senior Vice President of Global Sales. “We’ve set high targets for growth, development, and strategic wins, and we are happy to see our efforts succeed in the market. Our strength in R&D, our ability to fulfill customer orders, and our capacity to produce lidar for both the ADAS and autonomous mobility markets have allowed us to break shipment records and make lidar ready for mass adoption. We are proud of our ongoing success, and we will continue to make roads safer for everyone.”

“Hesai at the forefront in both the passenger car and robotaxi lidar markets,” said Pierrick Boulay, Senior Analyst of Yole Intelligence. “Their success in both markets, combined with their strong financial performance, puts them in a position to lead the automotive lidar market this year, and likely for years to come.”

2022 has seen the lidar markets at the crossroads as the passenger car lidar market surpassed the lidar market for robotaxis, driven by the accelerating adoption of lidar by OEMs. With the push towards the integration of lidar technologies in affordable vehicles, the lidar market will see even faster growth in a dynamic environment.