BASF Automotive Solutions is working on improving lidar detection with near infrared reflective dark automotive paint colors.
Lidar is one of the most critical technologies currently available in the drive to develop autonomous cars. Dozens of companies, possibly even more, are racing to improve upon existing lidar so that it’s better able to detect vehicles and pedestrians. What if, instead of enhancing lidar tech, someone found a way to make the lidar we have today work better? Last month BASF Automotive Solutions said it might have done just that.