LIDAR Autonomous Vehicles

August 11, 2021

LIDAR Autonomous Vehicles

Self-driving, automatic parking, and intelligent obstacle detection and avoidance, these future imaginations for autonomous vehicles have become a reality today. And LIDAR is one of the essential components to achieve these functions.


It is necessary for autonomous vehicles that are equipped with sensors to scan surroundings, such as radar, LIDAR, sonar, GPS, odometry, and inertial measurement units. Among the sensors, LIDAR is an idle choice for Level 4 and level 5 autonomous vehicles with the advantage of high accuracy, wide applications environment, and wide scanning area.

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LIDAR for Autonomous Vehicles
The word “LiDAR” is an abbreviation for “Light Detection and Ranging”, which is a method for determining ranges by targeting an object with a laser and measuring the time for the reflected light to return to the receiver. When LIDAR debuted, the technology was expected to serve in the field of military and meteorology to measure topography, buildings, forestry structures, etc. by loading it on artificial satellites and airplanes. Nowadays, people can see its applications in civilian areas such as drone altimatery, vehicle detection, height warming, level measurement, and optical range finding. LIDAR can identify the surrounding environment of the vehicles and react to the data in a short time by the 3D scanning technology, which achieves self-avoidance.


Gear motor for LIDAR
As the key components of autonomous vehicles, LIDAR is required to work in harsh environments and extreme weather, such as high temperature, freezing, thunderstorm, etc. Therefore, the gear motor for LIDAR also requires high performance. ZHAOWEI’s gear motors enable to work under the temperature from -20℃~100℃(-4℉~212℉), which can work smoothly even in the extreme environment. Before the gear motors officially use, they will be conducted to dropping tests, temperature tests, waterproof tests, powder tests, etc. to ensure the quality.


ZHAOWEI Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd provides a set of customized development services. The customized technical parameters provided by ZHAOWEI are shown below:
Diameter: 3.4mm-38 mm
Voltage: ﹤24V
Output power: ﹤50W
Output speed: 5-2000rpm
Gear ratio: 2-2000
Output torque: