Hesai Technology has released the ATX – its new ultra-wide FOV, long-range LiDAR. The new sensor offers enhancements in detection range, resolution its FOV, and its 3D perception capabilities. ATX is also based on Hesai’s advanced 4th-generation technology platform, facilitating upgrades to its laser transceiver module and size.

The sensor more broadly incorporates the market-validated transceiver architecture from Hesai’s AT series, helping to increase module integration and simplify the core optical scanning structure, while maintaining a compact and lightweight form. Hesai says that this form factor makes ATX 60% smaller than its AT128 sensor by volume, and almost half the weight. At the same time, it also features a minimum surface window measuring 25 mm tall, and a power consumption of 8W. These capabilities allow ATX to be flexibly integrated into various positions on a vehicle – including the roof, behind the windshield, or inside the front headlights.

In addition to these capabilities, ATX also offers a maximum detection range of 300 meters and a horizontal FOV of 140°. Together, these features work to enhance the sensor’s visibility of complex road conditions such as surrounding vehicles or pedestrians. Its extended FOV also equips vehicle systems with comprehensive and precise perception information. This, in turn, helps vehicles identify conditions such as rain, fog, exhaust fumes, and water droplets, and mark them in real-time at a pixel level – filtering over 99% of the environment’s noises.

Hesai expects large-scale mass production of the ATX to begin in the first quarter of 2025. Through the sensor, the company is ultimately aiming to provide more consumers with a safer, more intelligent, driving experience.