Innoviz Technologies, a provider of lidar sensing solutions, and HiRain Technologies, a leading Tier 1 solution provider for the automotive market in China, announced today a partnership to bring Innoviz's lidar and computer vision technology to Chinese automakers through HiRain's extensive sales channels in the country. The addition of Innoviz's Lidar to HiRain's offering enables Chinese OEM's to access the automotive industry's most comprehensive mass-market Lidar solution available today, as an integrated component of their overall autonomous driving systems. In addition, Innoviz's solution provides a computer vision software stack and algorithms to turn 3D vision into critical driving insights.
Innoviz's unique, solid-state lidar solution leverages a proprietary MEMS-based design to deliver the highest automotive standards for safety, performance and reliability -- all at the affordable prices required for mass market adoption. The availability of Innoviz's Lidar within HiRain's autonomous driving system gives HiRain customers access to Innoviz's long-range scanning and object detection capabilities for self-driving vehicles.
Innoviz's expansion into the Chinese market through HiRain adds another milestone to the tremendous worldwide expansion the company has experienced over the past months. Innoviz's automotive-grade lidar, InnovizOne, and its computer vision software were recently selected by BMW for series production vehicles starting in 2021.