AEye is an artificial perception pioneer and creator of iDAR™, a new form of intelligent data collection that acts as the eyes and visual cortex of autonomous vehicles. iDAR fuses solid-state agile LiDAR with a low-light HD camera, then integrates artificial intelligence to create a smart sensor that is fully software definable. iDAR can increase a vehicle’s response time by up to 10x, while reducing power consumption 5x to 10x. It does this by increasing the quality of data being conveyed to the perception and motion planning systems, while decreasing the total amount of data by as much as 90%. Since its demonstration of its solid-state LiDAR scanner in 2013, AEye has pioneered breakthroughs in intelligent sensing, delivering accurate, intelligent data that enables effective, efficient, and safe vehicle autonomy. The company has won numerous industry awards and is widely recognized for its innovations in perception and sensing. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and backed by world-renowned investors and strategic partners including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Taiwania Capital, Intel Capital, Airbus Ventures, Hella Ventures, LG Electronics, Subaru-SBI, and Aisin.