Pioneer and Canon announced that they have entered into an agreement to co-develop a 3D-LiDAR sensor. Under the agreement between Pioneer and Canon, the companies will engage in the joint development of a 3D-LiDAR sensor towards the goal of mass production by Pioneer.

Based on Pioneer’s automotive-device-related know-how and expertise in such areas as miniaturization technology and digital signal processing technology as well as Canon’s advanced optical technologies and experience, this partnership will facilitate the early realization of compact, high-performance 3D-LiDAR sensors for sophisticated autonomous driving.