Kirkland radar technology improving safety of self-driving cars, drones

A new radar technology is changing advancements in autonomy.

The age of autonomy is here. We’re seeing it with self-driving vehicles, airplanes, and drones, to name a few. Up until now, the technology has been somewhat limited.

“Right now, self-driving cars use cameras and something called lidar. It’s a light detection and ranging remote sensing equipment that uses laser technology to see the world around it. The problem with lidar is, it’s hindered by bad weather and fog," said Eben Frankenberg, CEO and co-founder of Echodyne. "This new radar technology we’re working with won’t be hindered by weather and will also enhance the visibility of the vehicle drastically.”

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