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COAST Autonomous chooses LeddarTech’s Cocoon LiDAR

Quebec City-based LeddarTech’s solid-state LiDAR technology will serve Coast's self-driving vehicles designed for campus and urban environments


COAST Autonomous, a Pasadena CA-based software and technology firm focused on delivering AV solutions for urban and campus environments, has selected Quebec City-based LeddarTech as its provider of automotive and mobility LiDAR technology. 

COAST Autonomous, founded by veterans of the self-driving industry, chose LeddarTech’s technology because of its ability to deliver enhanced safety for COAST Autonomous’ vehicles, according to Pierre Lefevre, chief technology officer at COAST.

“The robustness and reliability of LeddarTech’s solid-state technology meet today’s demanding mobility conditions and makes it the technology of choice toward preventing collisions in stop-and-go applications by eliminating dead zones left by other sensing technologies,” says Lefevre.

LeddarTech’s LiDAR provides full coverage with no dead zones

COAST Autonomous has developed self-driving vehicles that integrate several detection technologies, including LiDAR, RADAR, and camera. LeddarTech’s LiDAR provides full coverage with no dead zones within the entire perimeter of the vehicle, also referred to as the cocoon. This protects vulnerable road users such as pedestrians who may approach the vehicle in stop-and-go situations. LeddarTech’s cocoon LiDAR provides a unique solution enabling safe, fully autonomous vehicles.

“With the intent of providing the safest rides to our passengers, our selection of detection technologies takes into consideration the maturity of the partners we work with and their ability to consistently deliver on their promises,” adds Lefevre. “With more than a decade of experience building LiDAR sensors, LeddarTech is the perfect partner for us and has consistently shown it could exceed our expectations.”

“We are honored that our cocoon LiDAR solutions were selected and trusted by COAST Autonomous to be part of its self-driving vehicles,” states Adrian Pierce, VP of global sales & business development of LeddarTech.