According to public information, SOS Lab is a LiDAR (LiDAR) development company in South Korea that focuses on innovative scanning solutions for autonomous vehicles.
The stationary 3D lidar sensor being developed by Mando and SOS Lab will be used by Hyundai vehicles as early as 2025 and as late as 2026, according to people familiar with the matter.
The so-called lidar is a radar system that emits a laser beam to detect the position, speed and other characteristics of the target. It emits a laser beam and detects the returned beam, uses a three-dimensional image to model the surrounding environment, and then detects the distance and characteristics of the object. .
Hyundai Motor’s goal is to transform itself into a provider of intelligent mobility solutions. The company previously said it planned to invest 61.1 trillion won ($51.81 billion) over the next six years in research and development and future technologies, of which about a third would go to electric and autonomous vehicles aspect.