Next Generation Lidar for Automotive

As the Pace of Innovation and Product Options Accelerate

Global Prior Art (GPA) and Cipher are partnering together to leverage their combined deep technological expertise and machine learning capabilities to breakdown, analyse and monitor current and future transformational technologies.

Fact-driven insights into complex IP spaces and interaction with the team will yield a competitive edge, facilitating proactive strategies to capture the future.

Each technology will support the R&D/IP/Strategy professional as well as the C-Suite and financial investors to understand who and what is driving each technology.

IP and Technology analysis and actionable insights to understand and capture the future

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We have been working with innovators in Lidar and they are genuinely excited about the pace of change in this industry and concerned about being able to follow the complex technology and IP space. That is why we have proposed a vigorous study to provide accurate and transparent information and insight to participants.

Bruce Rubinger, CEO, Global Prior Art

The Study ‘Next Generation Lidar study for Automotive’ will aim to answer the following questions:

Who is doing what in the Lidar space?

  • What are the winning/waning technologies across the landscape?
  • What are the disruptive technologies to watch for?
  • What other red flags should we be monitoring?
  • Who should we be partnering with? Who is partnering with whom?
  • Are we partnering with vendors having the most competitive new technology plus strong patents?
  • What are the most recent developments  in  the technology?
  • What is China’s approach to the technology?
  • Implications for the global market?
  • Who are the new emerging players and in which areas of the technology? And what makes them different?
  • Trend spotting: With technology changing rapidly and many new players are emerging and what trends or developments are we missing?
  • Which key emerging technologies can accelerate our product development efforts? 
  • How will newer technologies impact vehicle design and elevate vehicle safety as a key differentiator
  • Which newer LiDAR technologies can enhance vehicle & pedestrian safety in fog, snow, or rain? 
  • What is the technology and IP roadmap being pursued by competitors in Europe, Korea, Japan and China?
  • Analysis of Products being developed.  Future outlook for Lidar offerings (lower cost, superior performance in rain and fog, merging of players, etc.

GPA Lidar study information pack


Information pack

The information pack includes:

  • Proposed study content
  • Initial findings
  • The unique approach from GPA and Cipher

Webinar: Automotive Lidar

With over 300 new entrants to the Lidar technology space in the past 4 years, you need to monitor new players. The webinar covered the following:

  • The accelerating pace of innovation
  • Getting to grips with the automotive Lidar space
  • How GPA and Cipher are addressing this large, complex space

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