• NATALIA SOUSA

Following extensive testing, Livox Releases new HAP Lidar

Livox has announced the launch of its first automotive-grade lidar HAP. A 3D sensor, with the features of long-range detection, excellent resolution, little influence from ambient light, and direct acquisition of object distance information, which can significantly improve the reliability and user experience of the intelligent driving system. Through cooperation between Livox and Xpeng on its new P5 model, Livox says it can offer the product reliably for automotive mass production.

The HAP released today has passed over 70 types of automotive-grade reliability tests. The tests include EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatibility), mechanical engineering, and environmental reliability to meet major car makers' standards and other industry standards, such as ISO 16750. The centre has introduced state-of-the-art testing equipment. Supported by a leading industry expert team, the test centre provides Livox with impressive and efficient testing capabilities, which significantly speed up the product development and iteration in the DV stage.


To comprehensively improve HAP's mass production efficiency, control its production process, and ensure consistent product quality, Livox has decided to build a new intelligent manufacturing centre and introduce fully automated lidar assembly lines. Through the patent multi-laser transmitter and receiver module integration and packaging technology (DL-Pack), Livox has greatly improved the efficiency of bottlenecks in traditional lidar production, such as the focusing process. By increasing the UPH (units per hour) to 40 pieces/hour, each of the HAP production lines boasts an annual capacity of up to 200,000 pieces. In addition to the highly automated lidar assembly lines, the intelligent manufacturing centre is also equipped with several world-class SMT (Surface Mount Technologies) production lines with the designed PPM (Parts Per Million) at 10 to meet Livox's future expanding needs for efficient production of its own core lidar components.


Thanks to the above efforts, HAP's manufacturing capacity has been significantly ahead of the industry average, and it is at the forefront of mass production in the lidar industry, which fully guarantees the potential for mass production of lidars and their serial application in vehicles.


The detection range of HAP for objects with low reflectivity (at 10% reflectivity) can reach 150m. HAP features a horizontal FOV of 120°, an angular resolution of up to 0.16°*0.2°, and a point cloud density equivalent to 144 lines.

Supported by HAP lidar, the traditional ADAS system will be more effective in dealing with scenarios such as HWP (High Way Pilot), close cut-in vehicles in an urban traffic jam, night driving, adaptive cruise on curves, and Park-by-Memory, so that users can enjoy a better functional experience with ease and security.

Through a cleverly designed rotating-mirror technology, Livox developed and applied a brand-new "ultra FPS" (Frames Per Second) lidar technology concept. When HAP is turned on, the objects within the lidar's ROI of FOV will be scanned twice against the rest area. The feature offers enhanced safety for road users when driving at high speeds or surrounded by crowds of pedestrians and bicycles.