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This sounds interesting. It sounds a bit less impressive than what I was reading about Volvo's Lidar, but I wonder if it'll matter in real world driving.
 

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This sounds interesting. It sounds a bit less impressive than what I was reading about Volvo's Lidar, but I wonder if it'll matter in real world driving.
@baydreamer,

Good write-up about the 4D radar system.
Great to see Uhnder from Austin, TX partner with Magna to develop it

Here's another write-up on Carbuzz about the same system

 

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Here's a little video from Magna on the benefits of digital radar over analog:
 

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I'm also impressed!

ICON Digital Radar converts analog radar into digital radar
PROs:
1) Tunnels & Bridges (sees object inside)
2) Open Lane ( distinguishes objects in parallel lanes)
3) Separates Objects (sees pedestrian walking by guardrail as distinct)
4) Detect Low Lying Object (tire or wheel laying on roadway)

Great technology raising the bar for seeing different objects!
 
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Interesting that the video says that this is capable of level 4 and 5 autonomous driving. I thought that this was something that only Lidar would be capable of. I wonder how digital radar compares to Lidar in price.

This link includes the above video plus a news release. ICON Digital Radar
 

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@baydreamer ,
Thx for expanded video link

Boris Shulkin, Magna Executive VP
Technology & Investment

Magna personnel explain the disruptor status of the ICON digital radar
Mr Boris Shulkin explains the whole system and confirms that the
Fisker Ocean will be the worlds first vehicle with this 4D digital radar system!

What a coup for Fisker Inc!
 

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@baydreamer ,
Thx for expanded video link

Boris Shulkin, Magna Executive VP
Technology & Investment

Magna personnel explain the disruptor status of the ICON digital radar
Mr Boris Shulkin explains the whole system and confirms that the
Fisker Ocean will be the worlds first vehicle with this 4D digital radar system!

What a coup for Fisker Inc!
I was curious because I saw the first video posted on this page was from last August. I was wondering why other companies weren't using it until Magna said that Fisker will be first. I guess that Magna is still working on it. Very exciting.
 

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@baydreamer,
You betcha Magna is working on it!

FYI,
Magna International Inc. is a Canadian mobility technology company for automakers. ...
Total equity, US$11.83 billion (2018).
Number of employees. 169,000 (2019)
Subsidiaries · CTS Fahrzeug-Dachsysteme · Magna Powertrain · Magna Steyr.

Subsidiaries: CTS Fahrzeug-Dachsysteme; Magna Powertrain; Magna Steyr
Headquarters: Aurora, Ontario, Canada
(one hours drive from my home)

Revenue: US$40.82 billion (2018)
 

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@baydreamer,
You betcha Magna is working on it!

FYI,
Magna International Inc. is a Canadian mobility technology company for automakers. ...
Total equity, US$11.83 billion (2018).
Number of employees. 169,000 (2019)
Subsidiaries · CTS Fahrzeug-Dachsysteme · Magna Powertrain · Magna Steyr.

Subsidiaries: CTS Fahrzeug-Dachsysteme; Magna Powertrain; Magna Steyr
Headquarters: Aurora, Ontario, Canada
(one hours drive from my home)

Revenue: US$40.82 billion (2018)
I used to have a very good friend in Markham. Which I mention because just for the heck of it, I mapped Aurora from there. Not too far.
 
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