Blaize and LeiShen Intelligence enter into strategic cooperation agreement to integrate Lidar and AI functions
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Blaize® today announced a strategic cooperation agreement with LeiShen, leader in lidar solutions, for deep cooperation on the integration of lidar and AI functions into intelligence applications for autonomous operation in a range of automotive markets and smart cities in China. As part of the deal, Blaize and LeiShen are developing a sensor fusion solution combining LeiShen Lidar technology with AI processing on the Blaize Pathfinder P1600 SOM on-board AI accelerator.
“LeiShen is committed to making driving safer, robots smarter and life better, through advanced, stable and reliable Lidar sensing technology,” said Hu Xiaobo, Founder and CEO of LeiShen Intelligence. “The cooperation with Blaize will not only help customers make better use of Lidar, but will also enable safer, more reliable and powerful smart sensing applications for autonomous driving and smart city projects. ”
LeiShen’s innovative intelligent Lidar sensing technology and Blaize products based on our graphics streaming processor® (SPG®) are an ideal combination to enable safer and more reliable stand-alone operation, ”said Dinakar Munagala, CEO and co-founder of Blaize. “We look forward to working with LeiShen as we serve the market by providing better optimized, efficient and cost effective solutions for electrification, vehicle safety, infotainment and other intelligence applications. ”
The Blaize GSP architecture enables simultaneous execution of multiple neural networks and complete workflows on a single system, uniquely enabling the creation of end-to-end applications integrating non-neural network functions such as processing. image signal and Lidar with neural network functions.
LeiShen has a deep Lidar research and development force. It is the only Lidar company that has mastered the four telemetry principles of time flight method, triangulation method, phase method and FMCW at the same time, and independently developed a fiber laser 1550 nm and its basic components. In April 2021, LeiShen launched the world’s second semiconductor hybrid lidar and the first officially certified by China’s vehicle regulations Up to CH32. In addition, LeiShen launched the highly publicized ch128x1 128-wire hybrid semiconductor hybrid lidar.
Blaize and LeiShen will jointly promote autonomous driving projects and smart city projects based on Lidar technology. Blaize Pathfinder P1600 AI Accelerator integrated with LeiShen Auto Grade Advanced Lidar can more efficiently process LIDAR point cloud data and related algorithms. With the built-in optimized sensor fusion algorithm, Lidar can directly output the results of target data, providing powerful sensor fusion solutions for autonomous driving and smart city projects.
Blaize is leading next-generation computing by unleashing the potential of AI to enable leaps in the value that technology offers to improve the way we all work and live. Blaize provides transformative, cutting-edge computing solutions for collecting and processing AI data at the edge of the network, with a focus on intelligent vision applications including automotive, retail, security, industry and the metro. Blaize has raised $ 155 million in equity so far from strategic and venture capitalists Franklin Templeton, Temasek, DENSO, Daimler, SPARX Group, Magna, Samsung Catalyst Fund, GGV Capital, Wavemaker and SGInnovate. Headquartered in El Dorado Hills (CA), Blaize has teams in Campbell (CA), Cary (NC) and subsidiaries in Hyderabad (India), Manila (Philippines) and Leeds and Kings Langley (UK), with over 300 employees globally. www.blaize.com
About LeiShen Intelligence
LeiShen is a leading provider of LiDAR solutions and applications, providing stable and reliable LiDAR detection techniques to upgrade industries since 2015. LeiShen core technology patents and 2 automation workshop factories (ISO9001 certified : 2015) in China create satisfactory performance, attractive price and stable lead time for advanced LiDAR industries, such as automobile, intelligent traffic, robot, AGV, mapping, security, industrial automation, port automation, etc. LeiShen currently provides LiDAR and its solutions to more than 1000 customers worldwide.
LeiShen website: www.lslidar.com
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