Lumotive introduces exclusive Early Access Program to support select partners and accelerate adoption of innovative LiDAR technology

Lumotive, a developer of scalable solid-state LiDAR systems, today announced its “Early Access Program” (EAP) designed to assist select customers build unique, market-specific features into their LiDAR-enabled products and bring them to market faster.  Open to a small number of qualified partners, the EAP program provides engineering support and early access to Lumotive’s software-defined beam-steering technology to enable customized product design and rapid system integration.

“While our 3D-sensing products leverage innovative Liquid Crystal Metasurfaces™ (LCMs) to provide significant performance and cost advantages in several key markets, we know that customers want to accelerate time-to-market for their sensing systems with differentiated, application-specific features,” said Lumotive co-founder and CEO, Dr. William Colleran“For companies developing LiDAR products targeting automotive, industrial and consumer markets, our EAP delivers access to Lumotive’s technology — including our software-defined beam-steering API — well before general availability. In exchange, Lumotive gains a number of early-adopter partners and valuable insight into their product requirements which drives our own core technology development.”

Lumotive is considering EAP partners in the following markets:

  • Automotive: OEMs, tier-1 suppliers and full-stack autonomous vehicle companies
  • Industrial: Companies addressing robotics, process automation and factory logistics
  • Consumer: Mobile device manufacturers and technology developers

“EAP programs are common in the software industry, but Lumotive’s program uniquely addresses both software and hardware customization which is crucial to LiDAR product differentiation in several important markets,” said Alexis Debray, PhD. Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole), “The program is an excellent opportunity for selected companies to customize their LiDAR offerings for specific use-cases by optimizing form-factor, performance, and software-controlled operating modes among other factors.”