AEye Inc. is an American company that specializes in artificial perception technology for autonomous vehicles and other applications. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Dublin, California. AEye focuses on developing advanced vision systems that combine artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic perception to enable vehicles to perceive and understand their surroundings in real-time.
AEye's technology is based on a unique concept called "iDAR" (Intelligent Detection and Ranging). iDAR integrates active LiDAR, which uses lasers to measure distances and create 3D maps, with adaptive artificial intelligence algorithms. This combination allows AEye's systems to dynamically scan and analyze the environment, prioritize objects of interest, and make intelligent decisions in real-time.
AEye has achieved several milestones and garnered attention within the industry. The company has received numerous awards and accolades for its innovative vision systems. In 2020, AEye's iDAR technology was recognized by Fast Company as one of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" in the automotive category. This acknowledgment highlights the company's commitment to pushing the boundaries of artificial perception technology.
Furthermore, AEye has formed strategic partnerships and collaborations with automotive manufacturers and technology companies to integrate its vision systems into autonomous vehicles and other applications. These partnerships contribute to the advancement and commercialization of AEye's technology and demonstrate industry recognition of its capabilities.