Augmenting autonomous driving solutions, LeddarTech acquires VayaVision

July 10, 2020
VayaVision provides autonomy solutions to the automotive industry addressing use cases from Level 2 to Level 5 advanced driver-assistance systems and autonomous driving.

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) technology specialist LeddarTech (Quebec City, QC, Canada) has acquired sensor fusion and perception software company VayaVision (Tel Aviv, Israel).

LeddarTech supports Tier 1-2 automotive system integrators with an open automotive and mobility sensing platform, including its light detection and ranging (lidar)-based LeddarEngine. There is an industry consensus that level 3 to 5 autonomous driving applications require multiple sensors and sensor combinations of lidar, radar, and cameras. Sensor fusion development significantly increases the customers’ time-to-market, cost, and risk. The integration of VayaVision technologies, products, and expertise enables LeddarTech to accelerate time-to-market while significantly reducing customer development costs and risks with a sensor fusion and perception stack that scales from a single sensor to multiple sensor combinations, and is hardware and operating system software-agnostic. 

VayaVision provides autonomy solutions to the automotive industry addressing use cases from L2 to L5 ADAS and AD. The VayaVision team is comprised of machine and computer vision as well as deep neural networks experts. 

LeddarTech’s open platform based on its full-waveform digital signal processing technology combined with VayaVision’s raw data sensor fusion and perception software stack will enable the volume deployment of cost-efficient ADAS and AD applications. The acquisition fits with LeddarTech’s open platform strategy to deliver an end-to-end ADAS and AD sensor fusion and perception stack product that is adaptable, flexible, and scalable to enable customers to innovate and accelerate their time-to-market. The first perception software stack product based on LeddarTech’s Leddar Pixell lidar sensor will be available for lead customer demonstration and sampling in 4Q20 (CY) and production by 1H21 (CY). 

  VayaVision is now a subsidiary of LeddarTech and will now be referred to as VayaVision, a LeddarTech Company in all subsequent corporate communications. 

For more information, please visit leddartech.com/vayavision.

Source: LeddarTech press release – July 7, 2020

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