RoboSense, a provider of LiDAR and perception solutions, announced that Lotus has equipped its newly launched electric sedan Emeya with two RoboSense M Platform LiDAR sensors. It is the second Lotus vehicle to incorporate these sensors, following the Eletre, the OEM’s electric SUV. Lotus itself will use the sensors to advance the Emeya’s intelligent driving systems.

The compact, high-performance M Platform sensors are equipped with RoboSense’s proprietary chip technology and developed for advanced driver assistance applications and autonomy. With a field of view of 120° x 25°, they can capture precise, high-resolution 3D data to detect roadway objects at up to 200 meters in low-light and night-time lighting conditions.

Utilizing RoboSense’s LiDAR technology, the Emeya’s Adaptive Driving Beam function delivers low-light perception capabilities that help shield drivers from oncoming glare. The M Platform sensors additionally offer a dual-echo mode that generates over 1.5 million points per second, advancing the Emeya’s ability to navigate a range of driving scenarios including urban environments, winding roads, highways, and parking.

The all-electric Emeya itself can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 159 mph (256 km/h). Leveraging 800V battery technology, with Advanced Lotus Hyper Charging, it is capable of replenishing 111 miles (180 km) of range in around five minutes. Its cabin offers a driver-focused cockpit, 5G connectivity, a premium sound system, and sustainable fabrics.