Outsight is now a Founding Software member of the Lidar Coalition

Outsight, a 3D spatial intelligence expert, has joined the Lidar Coalition as the founding software member.

James Davis

The Coalition was established to promote legislation supporting lidar's role in improving infrastructure and road safety in the United States, including minimizing the increase in pedestrian fatalities on roadways, and support the use of autonomous vehicles.

Outsight, a 3D spatial intelligence expert, has joined the Lidar Coalition as the founding software member.

“Lidar-based vehicle technology has the potential to prevent pedestrian deaths and vehicle accidents, particularly in low-light and low-visibility environments (...)
we welcome Outsight to the Coalition and look forward to their participation in the Coalition’s work to educate policymakers who are pursuing innovative solutions to our nation’s transportation challenges.” said Ariel Wolf, Chair of the Autonomous and Connected Mobility Practice Group at Venable LLP

According to estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 42,915 fatalities on American roads in 2021, the most since 2005 and the largest yearly percentage rise in the data collection history of the Fatality Analysis Reporting System.

“It is becoming increasingly well known how valuable lidar sensing hardware is for improving safety and lowering accidents. We are pleased to contribute to the Lidar Coalition by adding the software component that will accelerate and facilitate its mass adoption and hence broaden its beneficial effects”, said Raul Bravo, President and Founder of Outsight.
The mission of the Lidar Coalition is to advance the use of automobile safety technology and intelligent infrastructure based on lidar. The remote sensing method known as "lidar" (Light Detection and Ranging) uses invisible light pulses to illuminate and create a 3D map of the surroundings.

Lidar plays a significant role in a variety of new transportation technologies, including autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems, smart infrastructure, and traffic management.

To maximize the public benefit of lidar deployment, the Lidar Coalition participates in advocacy for public policy, educational initiatives, and thought leadership.

The Coalition was founded in April of 2021 by AEye, Cepton, Continental, Innoviz, Ouster, Quanergy Systems, and Velodyne. Aeluma, Baraja, Ibeo Automotive Systems, and Valeo have also recently joined the Coalition.

About Outsight

Outsight develops real-time 3D Lidar software solutions. The company’s mission is to make lidar-based Spatial Intelligence plug and play, ensuring it’s accessible to application developers in every market. Compatible with any lidar device, Outsight’s pre-processing software capabilities allow Smart Machines and Smart Cities to gain an unprecedented level of understanding of their environment. Accelerating the adoption of lidar technology with easy-to-use, scalable software will lead to the creation of transformative products and solutions that will make the world smarter and safer.

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