Why Solid State LiDAR Is The Key To A Driverless Future
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom C
09:20 - 09:40
In this session, Dr. Louay Eldada will discuss what solid state LiDAR sensors will contribute to the future of autonomous driving. With over 25 years of experience in the LiDAR and sensors space, Louay firmly believes that solid-state LiDAR sensors, which are smaller, more reliable, and much more affordable than their mechanical counterparts, are the key to bringing self-driving cars to mainstream consumers. Quanergy has developed the first solid-state LiDAR sensor to reach mass market. Louay will walk the audience through Quanergy's journey to develop its solid state sensor, and present his vision for the future of autonomous transportation
Louay Eldada is CEO and co-founder of Quanergy Systems, Inc. Dr. Eldada is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Quanergy is his fourth start-up. Dr. Eldada is a technical business leader with a proven track record at both small and large companies and with 71 patents, is a recognized expert in quantum optics, nanotechnology, photonic integrated circuits, advanced optoelectronics, sensors and robotics. Prior to Quanergy, he was CSO of SunEdison, after serving as CTO of HelioVolt, which was acquired by SK Energy. Dr. Eldada was earlier CTO of DuPont Photonic Technologies, formed by the acquisition of Telephotonics where he was founding CTO. His first job was at Honeywell, where he started the Telecom Photonics business and sold it to Corning. He studied business administration at Harvard, MIT and Stanford, and holds a Ph.D. in optical engineering from Columbia University.
Quanergy is the leader in 3D sensing. The company's 3D time-of-flight LiDAR sensors are designed from the ground up to meet all six key commercialization criteria: price, performance, reliability, size, weight, and power efficiency. Quanergy's innovations, covered by 13 patents, address the needs in various markets for 3D LiDAR sensors and LiDAR-based sensing systems. Quanergy delivers robust and intelligent real-time 3D mapping solutions that work day and night, rain or shine, while performing object detection, tracking, identification, and classification. In the automotive space, affordable LiDAR sensors enable broad deployment of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems - 80% of transportation accidents are avoidable with this technology, and Quanergy is bringing it to the masses.