• Autonomous vehicles need exceptional sensors

    Autonomous vehicles need exceptional sensors

    Echodyne AV radar debuts later this year.

Autonomous Vehicles

To fulfill the true promise of autonomous ground vehicles, AVs need to drive better and more safely than humans. And to do that, machine perception will have to improve on human perception. That will happen in part by using more sensors and information, such as LIDAR, radar, cameras, V2V communication, and high-resolution 3D maps. That will also happen by using the sensors more intelligently.

Humans don’t drive using static sensors. Our brains, informed by multiple sensors (eyes & ears), tell us where to look and when based on data being collected and processed in real time. Machine perception must behave similarly if it is to improve upon human perception. Echodyne is hard at work on a high-performance AV radar that will fundamentally change the way AV developers can interrogate the world to deliver the safest machine perception systems possible.

Learn more about our AV radar.

In the News

All the things that still baffle self-driving cars, starting with seagulls

All the things that still baffle self-driving cars, starting with seagulls

October 1, 2018

This article captures the dynamics of static sensor flows in the context of dynamic neural net needs. AV designers need to dynamically task sensors to interrogate aspects of uncertain drive scenes. Sensor companies need to respond.

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Echodyne CTO to Speak on Revolutionary Machine Perception Radar for the Autonomous Age

Echodyne CTO to Speak on Revolutionary Machine Perception Radar for the Autonomous Age

April 30, 2018

Dr. Tom Driscoll to Speak on the Game-Changing Technology of MESA™ Radars. Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative high-performance radars for autonomous machines, announces today that its co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Tom Driscoll, will speak on the company’s patented Metamaterial Electronically Scanning Array (MESA) radar technology at AUVSI’s XPonential

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Washington will be a world leader for self-driving cars and electric ferries, governor predicts

Washington will be a world leader for self-driving cars and electric ferries, governor predicts

March 30, 2018

The future of transportation will be in Seattle. That’s a proclamation Washington Gov. Jay Inslee made at an event Wednesday evening celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Alliance of Angels investment group.

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This new radar system could help make flying cars and delivery drones a reality

This new radar system could help make flying cars and delivery drones a reality

November 9, 2016

Tech titans like Uber, Amazon, and Google have all laid out ambitious plans for filling the skies with autonomous aircraft. Uber wants to move people around with flying taxis, and

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