Osram announced the latest addition of SPL DS090A_3 to its portfolio for LiDAR applications. The edge emitter scans the vicinity of the car with an infrared laser beam across a particular angle segment. The system uses the scans to create a high-resolution 3D map of the environment. This enables the technology to react to any traffic situation without losing valuable seconds.

SPL DS90A_3 can be operated at high currents up to 40 A and achieves a typical output power of 125 W. The laser is suitably qualified for use in automotive applications. Its compact dimensions allow for flexible system design within the vehicle due to the higher output, the LiDAR system can reliably detect even small and poorly reflecting objects at big distances and take the necessary action in critical driving situations.