Seyond and Exwayz Join Forces to Bring Advanced LiDAR Technology to Europe

Eschborn, Germany and Paris, France, Oct 6, 2023– Seyond, a pioneering global LiDAR manufacturer, and Exwayz, a specialized software company developing state-of-the-art positioning solution based on proprietary LiDAR Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) technology, announce their strategic partnership aimed at providing cutting-edge SLAM technology to clients across Europe.

Seyond’s Falcon LiDAR sensor has already made waves in the industry due to its exceptional per-point precision and remarkable range capabilities. The ultra-long-range sensor greatly benefits the Exwayz SLAM solution. Each LiDAR frame fed into the Exwayz solution contains accurate, long-distance features and dense ground measurements that help stabilize the SLAM system, even in featureless environments.

“Falcon truly boasts an impressive per-point precision, in addition to its expansive 25° x 120° field of view with changeable Frame rate up to 30 FPS. This remarkable combination of range accuracy and field of view coverage makes it perfect for creating highly accurate point cloud maps”, commented Mathias Corsia, CTO at Exwayz. “This precision, coupled with such a long range and wide field of view, is a game-changer, promising unparalleled accuracy for a wide range of applications, including mapping, autonomous vehicles and more”.

The Falcon’s extensive range is another standout feature, enabling it to capture high structures while minimizing drift, which is a significant advantage over sensors with shorter ranges. During a recent data acquisition project in Paris, Falcon was able to measure points up to 500m on highly elevated structures such as buildings, bridges and even on the full first floor of the iconic Eiffel Tower. “In addition to adding very interesting features to 3D maps, these long-range measurements help reduce the drift of the SLAM by providing better observability of the scene”, added Corsia.

The Falcon’s extended range holds immense potential for enhancing SLAM technology in environments that are historically challenging to most SLAM solutions, such as tunnels and other auto similar places. This partnership represents an opportunity to accelerate SLAM convergence and expand the capabilities of autonomous navigation and mapping solutions.

“Exwayz will be a great SLAM partner for future projects, and we look forward to working with them on more impressive images like the Eiffel Tower point cloud”, said Christian Kimmle, Managing Director of Seyond Europe GmbH. “The Exwayz team is made up of an exceptional group of professionals delivering great customer service and impressive quality of SLAM.” Akash Rabadiya, Field Application Engineer at Seyond adds, “Exwayz’s technology seamlessly integrates with Seyond’s Falcon sensor. It can handle a high refresh rate of 30FPS in real time while demonstrating impressive accuracy and robustness in the presence of dynamic objects.”

Both companies are committed to pushing the boundaries of LiDAR technology and are eager to empower innovation in various industries, including autonomous vehicles, robotics and mapping, throughout Europe.

About Seyond

Seyond is a leading global provider of image-grade LiDAR sensors that power a safer, smarter and more mobile world across the automotive, intelligent transportation, rail and industrial automation industries. With R&D teams and automotive-grade manufacturing, Seyond’s portfolio of dynamic LiDAR solutions help transform communities with safer mobility in mind, deliver better autonomous driving experiences and enable more accurate and efficient smart city development. The company’s automotive-grade product, Falcon, has been a standard configuration of the Aquila system for eight NIO models, including the ET7, ES7 and ET5, since 2022, and with 150,000+ units currently in use, Falcon continues to be mass produced today. 

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About Exwayz

Exwayz is a French startup founded in 2021, offering a groundbreaking solution for autonomous navigation within complex and dynamic industrial environments. Exwayz SLAM technology is built upon proprietary innovations in computer science and 3D vision. It is the first reliable embedded software solution capable of achieving centimeter-precise positioning for mobile robots through real-time 3D LiDAR data processing. Exwayz embedded software finds applications in various fields, including self-driving trucks, autonomous vehicles, inspection, and delivery robots. It has already been successfully deployed in numerous industrial and logistics scenarios, accumulating over a thousand hours of operation.

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