Lumotive’s “mini-LiDAR early access program” accelerates adoption of tiny LiDAR in smartphones and other devices

Exclusive program features Lumotive M20 evaluation kit, product customization and expert technical support: Application deadline: March 31, 2021

Lumotive, a developer of scalable, solid-state LiDAR systems, began accepting applications for its “Mini-LiDAR Early Access Program” (EAP) from qualified partners deploying extremely small form-factor LiDAR in smartphones, augmented reality (AR) products, industrial automation systems and near-range automotive solutions, such as for blind-spot detection and in-cabin driver monitoring systems. The EAP program provides access to Lumotive’s software-defined beam-steering technology nine months before general availability to accelerate product development by customers building unique features into their LiDAR-enabled products.

The Mini-LiDAR EAP provides participants several benefits, including:

  • An evaluation kit based upon Lumotive’s M20 prototype LiDAR module
  • Early access to performance test data
  • Software upgrades and engineering support
  • Joint requirements analysis and custom product planning
  • Input on Lumotive’s future product roadmap

Demand for tiny, inexpensive LiDAR systems is exploding, driven by requirements in smartphones, robotics and other size- and cost-constrained applications,” said Lumotive co-founder and CEO, Dr. William Colleran.  “Our 3D-sensing products leverage innovative Liquid Crystal Metasurfaces™ (LCMs) and CMOS manufacturing to produce the most scalable LiDAR solutions available for a variety of cost, size and performance requirements. The Lumotive Mini-LiDAR EAP puts that technology in the hands of customers who want a significant jump-start bringing their LiDAR-enabled products to market, and we gain valuable insights into product requirements to drive our ongoing technology development.”

The Mini-LiDAR EAP program is open to partners in the following markets:

  • Consumer: Smartphone manufacturers and technology developers
  • Industrial: Companies pursuing robotics, autonomous guided vehicles and factory logistics
  • Automotive: OEMs, tier-1 suppliers and autonomous vehicle companies deploying near-range lidar systems around the periphery of vehicles and for in-cabin applications