Autonomous Vehicle Laser Sensor

DARPA’s annual “Urban Challenge” vehicle race spurs autonomous vehicle technology development. The implications for auto-drive cars and unmanned military operational vehicles are clear. Five of the top six finishers, including the winner, in the 2007 Challenge used the 64-element LIDAR sensor shown here atop the vehicle that generates more than 1.3 million distance points per second.

Allied Motion engineers worked closely with the LIDAR maker to provide the custom torque motors needed for this sensor system.