Neuvition has announced the first version of its 480-lines HD video lidar, Titan M1. The semi-solid-state lidar has a resolution of 480 vertical lines and 1280 pixels max for each line (resolution of 1280 x 480). It is one of the highest-resolution lidars on the commercial market. It has up to 1.5 million points/sec data rate, with multiple returns and distance up to 200 meters. The Titan M1 uses a 1550-nm wavelength laser that is eye-safe and works better in certain weather conditions, compared with the 905-nm laser.
Another advantage of the Neuvition lidar is the dynamically adjustable system. It allows the lidar to be adjusted dynamically to use different resolution, power, scan density, distribution pattern, etc.
One important feature of the Neuvition lidar is the video fusion. The Titan M1 comes with a video camera on board. It can generate the colorless point cloud or the colored point cloud, which is important for many applications. Combining distance data and color makes it easy to generate the 3D color model with the lidar devices. Besides the autonomous driving, other applications such as 3D imaging or surveillance should benefit from the color point cloud and the point cloud fused video.
The Titan M1 also has a patent pending for its two-piece design with a main control and a compact lidar head. With the high resolution and video fusion, the Titan M1 is most suitable for HD imaging applications, including 3D outdoor and indoor mapping in addition to autonomous driving, machine vision and surveillance, etc. Neuvition will open the pre-order of Titan M1 samples in the coming weeks.