Light Detection and Ranging is abbreviated as LiDAR or laser radar. It is an optical remote sensing technology that uses light to measure the distance of a target. LiDAR can measure the distance with high precision, recognize the appearance of objects, and build a 3D geographic information model around it. The advantages of distance measurement, high precision, and high recognition etc., are not affected by the brightness of the environment. It can sense the shape and distance of surrounding obstacles day and night. The scanning range is 100-200 meters, which can meet the needs of self-driving cars’ more precise sensing needs.
LIDAR (a combination of light and radar) is an indispensable component of many autonomous vehicles. It measures distance through light and becomes the eyes of autonomous vehicles.
The optoelectronic industry is one of Taiwan’s important technological industry development industries, and includes many daily visible technological products. For example, a smartphone with more than one hand includes LED flash lighting, solar chargers, display panels, and touch panels. Control panels, optical lenses, image sensors, surface-emitting lasers, infrared sensors, laser focus sensors, and other upstream optoelectronic related products, as well as LiDAR technology in self-driving cars, are all optoelectronic related products that are cutting-edge, key components that are indispensable in technology products.
The optoelectronic material and component manufacturing industry is a branch of the electronic component manufacturing industry. It is a high-tech and capital-intensive industry. Components manufactured with optoelectronic technology or equipment with optoelectronic components as key components are all parts of the optoelectronics industry.
The optical industry is still the mainstream product sector in consumer electronics, and there is still a lot of room for innovation. Since smartphones are equipped with optical lenses, from the rear to the front, and from single-lens to multi-lens, hardware innovation not only facilitates consumers to take photos and videos but also directly drives the vigorous development of the optical industry.
Electronic components are the basis for composing electronic products and mastering the types, structures, and properties of commonly used electronic components is the foundation of electronic technology.
Optical fiber computer technology then entered the field of machinery, with applications in passive components, light guide plates, vehicles, batteries, biotechnology, and other industries.