Hesai's New Lidar ATX, A Gamechanger in Autonomous Driving?

On April 19th, Hesai Technology has presented its latest LiDAR — ATX that’s based on Hesai’s fourth-generation chip architecture, designed to offer high-performing long-range detection abilities.

Concerning design, the ATX boasts significant volume and weight reduction, achieving a decrease by 60% and 50% respectively compared to its previous model, AT128. Weighting merely 500 grams and with power consumption reduced to 8 Watts, this means that the ATX can be seamlessly integrated into a vehicle — not only placed on the roof, but also flexibly positioned within the headlights or behind the windscreen.

Technical specifications of the ATX show a detection range reaching 300 meters, and an impressive angular resolution of 0.08° x 0.1°. Combined with a 140° horizontal field of view during low-speed urban driving, these features equip the ATX with precise spatial positioning and object recognition capabilities across varied driving conditions — forming a reliable perceptual foundation for autonomous driving systems.

In addition, the ATX features Hesai’s proprietary intelligent point-cloud parsing engine. This advanced tech uses cutting-edge 3D stacking technology, integrating a 256-core intelligent point-cloud parsing engine and an 8-core APU, achieving a sampling rate of up to 24.6 billion times per second. By enhancing sensor sensitivity, effectively filtering the environmental noise and reducing power consumption for distance measurements, this development boosts the product’s energy efficiency ratio.

Hesai Technology indicates that the ATX LiDAR has secured mass production orders from multiple domestic and international automobile companies, with full-scale manufacture planned for Q1 2025. Through technology accumulation, Hesai aims to elevate product performance, reduce costs and advocate the extensive use of LiDAR technology in advanced driver-assistance systems, addressing diversified market needs. With the release of ATX LiDAR, Hesai Technology is primed to assume an essential positioning in the autonomous driving space, adding fresh momentum to the industry advancement.

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