RoboSense, a provider of smart LiDAR sensor systems, announced on February 7 its partnership with Toyota, a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer, on large-scale production with orders for multiple models.
Toyota has been No.1 in global sales for three consecutive years since 2020. In 2022, Toyota sold 10.5 million vehicles, winning the “Best-Selling Automaker” crown. Since the start of the 21st century, Toyota has fully carried out localized production and sales in China and established joint ventures with FAW, GAC, BYD and other domestic auto brands.
RoboSense and Toyota will collaborate on a number of top-selling FAW Toyota models. By equipping them with the RS-LiDAR-M series LiDAR (“M-series” for short), RoboSense will empower Toyota models with better perception capabilities, improve the driving safety of Toyota’s intelligent models, and promote the series production and large-scale application of LiDAR in the automotive industry as a whole.
The M-series is a featured automotive-grade, revolutionary product from RoboSense for vehicle series production. It is the sole second-generation smart solid-state LiDAR in the world to achieve automotive-grade series production. It adopts a chip-based 2D scanning solution, which boasts excellent performance and reliability. At present, the M-series has obtained nominated orders for more than 50 models from nearly 20 car companies, including Toyota, with an expected order volume of more than 10 million units.
Prior to this, RoboSense had reached a partnership with BYD, a world-leading maker of new energy vehicles, on that company’s various models. This in-depth partnership between RoboSense and Toyota means that RoboSense has become a part of the global LiDAR market.