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Automobile Vision: LIDAR

Investment in commercialization of autonomous and semi-autonomous automobiles using machine vision technology has been on the increase for recent years. Market growth and consumer and business appetite for using machine vision in these vehicles has spurred the investment directly and through M&A activity.


Top 10 Corporate Owners


 
Issued Patent Count   
 
Published Application Count

Corporation Patents and Published Applications Count
1. Waymo (Alphabet)
 
 
68
2. General Motors
 
 
61
3. Uber
 
 
47
4. Beijing Voyager Technology Co., Ltd.
 
 
41
5. Inventor
 
 
33
6. Baidu
 
 
32
7. Toyota
 
 
30
8. Zoox, Inc.
 
 
30
9. Nvidia
 
 
26
10. Luminar Technologies
 
 
26




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Hardware
  •  
    523
    159 Miscellaneous , 99 Calibration , 72 Mirror|Lens , 55 +Camera , 39 Noise|Errors , 20 Sensors , 17 Rotate , 17 Scan , 12 Pulse , 10 MEMS , 8 Self-cleaning , 6 Infrastructure , 5 Synchronize , 4 General system
  • Navigation
  •  
    359
    200 Object|Obstacle , 47 Vehicle Control , 30 Map , 25 Distance|Depth , 18 Lane|Path , 13 Position|Pose , 11 Collision , 10 Track , 3 Location , 2 Height
  • Specific Applications
  •  
    62
    20 Meteorology , 17 Trailer , 12 Miscellaneous , 8 Parking , 3 Communication , 2 Driver
  • Software
  •  
    161
    93 Point Cloud , 41 Recognition , 20 Learning/AI/Neural network , 7 Miscellaneous


    Recent Published Activity in Automobile Vision: LIDAR as of May 28, 2024