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RoboSense joins Mcity, offering advanced LiDAR tech for R&D collaborations

RoboSense, a leading developer of LiDAR technologies, has joined Mcity, a collaborative, public-private research center led by the University of Michigan (U-M).

RoboSense will contribute its M Platform sensors and ground truth software for research and development at Mcity, whose other members include Toyota, Ford, Honda and the Michigan Department of Transportation.

“Partnering with RoboSense enables Mcity to stay innovative, adaptive, and on top of the latest technological advancements in the ever-evolving field of transportation,” says Henry Liu, director of Mcity and a professor at U-M. “We’ll now have two ways to approach data collection: The always-on, broad network of infrastructure-based sensors already deployed in Ann Arbor, and the much more targeted capability of RoboSense’s vehicle-mounted, LiDAR-based perception system.”

The company’s work at Mcity will include installing its technology on a Ford Mustang Mach-E to expand mobility-based data collection capabilities at the center, as well as on the streets of Ann Arbor.

“It is a natural partnership,” says Peipei Zhao, president of RoboSense North America, which is headquartered in Plymouth, MI. ”We share a local community and the mission to advance transportation safety, sustainability, equity, and accessibility. By providing our cutting-edge LiDAR hardware + software solutions and hands-on support, we are part of a collective effort to realize the future of mobility.”

Source: M City

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