SiLC and Varroc Lighting Systems to demonstrate seamless integration of LiDAR in production headlamp at CES 2020

SiLC technologies, (SiLC), the provider of integrated single-chip FMCW LiDAR solutions, and Varroc Lighting Systems, a global supplier of innovative exterior vehicle lighting systems and electronics, announced they will demonstrate a seamless LiDAR integration into a production automotive headlamp at CES 2020.

The Varroc Lighting Systems headlamp is based on a sophisticated production LED design and leverages four of SiLC’s silicon photonics FMCW vision chips providing a full 20 x 80-degree field of view (FOV) per headlamp.

SiLC’s compact LiDAR chip architecture can be inconspicuously embedded anywhere on a vehicle for optimal vision and safety. SiLC’s 4D+ Vision Chip integrates all required functionality, such as a coherent light source and optical signal processing, to enable significant additional information to be extracted from the returning photons before their conversion to electrons. SiLC’s vision sensor can detect height, width, distance, reflectivity, velocity, and light polarization of objects. The coherent interferometric sensing approach improves achievable accuracy by orders of magnitude over existing technologies. SiLC’s 4D+ Vision Chip can detect low reflectance objects beyond 200 meters surrounding a vehicle, providing enough time for a vehicle to avoid an obstacle at highway speeds.

Varroc Lighting Systems is proud to showcase a milestone in embedded automotive LiDAR with SiLC, in LiDAR innovation,” said Todd Morgan, Senior Vice President of Product Development for Varroc Lighting Systems. “We believe automotive lamps provide the optimum integration point for sensors at the four corners of the vehicle and at CES 2020 we are providing a glimpse into the future of automotive navigation combined with aesthetic design.”

SiLC is excited to showcase its 4D+ Vision Chip at CES 2020 in partnership with Varroc Lighting Systems, and demonstrate the accuracy, range and elegance of embedded FMCW LiDAR in an automotive application,” said SiLC CEO Dr. Mehdi Asghari. “Our integrated LiDAR chip offers the most compact, cost-effective, eye-safe and accurate LiDAR solution available to meet autonomous vehicle safety and affordability requirements.

SiLC also will demonstrate a 200+ meter LiDAR scan, showcasing the long range and accuracy of its 4D+ Vision Chip.

The demonstrations will take place at SiLC’s Westgate Hotel penthouse suite from January 7 through, January 10.