Toshiba has announced revolutionary new LiDAR technologies that achieve unprecedented 99.9% accuracy in object tracking and 98.9% accuracy in object recognition using only LiDAR data.
LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) uses lasers to measure distances and construct detailed 3D maps of environments. Toshiba’s breakthroughs will significantly advance spatial digital twins – virtual replicas of real-world spaces like factories and cities.
Previously, spatial digital twins were limited because LiDAR suffered in bad weather without cameras. Toshiba overcame this with three innovations:
These technologies enable robust and accurate LiDAR mapping in all conditions. By enhancing performance, Toshiba has enabled real-world deployment of spatial digital twins to optimize automated driving, smart factories, warehouses, and cities.
The breakthroughs represent a major advancement for LiDAR and its applications across industries. Toshiba is pioneering sensing innovations to drive digital transformation.
Figure 3.Conventional and new 2D/3D fusion AI
Figure 6.Results of verifying the rain and fog removal algorithm developed in this study
Figure 8.Applications of variable measurement range technology and results of the demonstration of long-range mode