SAE Establishes Task Force to Evaluate LiDAR Sensors for Automotive Applications

With the increasing need for advanced sensors in driver assistance systems, SAE has established a Task Force to develop test strategies to evaluate LiDAR sensor technology use in ADAS applications.

SAE International’s Active Safety Systems Standards Committee has organized the Active Safety System LiDAR Performance Task Force. Its goal is to develop uniform methodologies and procedures to evaluate the performance, and support development of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) object detection sensors as used in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Rapid advances in the capability and use of ADAS in vehicles is necessitating the integration of enhanced object detection sensors, including those using LiDAR technology. The new task force is working with the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) on a 3-year data collection project to support the task force work. This will include gathering information covering vehicles, pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles, and other objects vehicles may encounter in various driving environments. The data will be used by the task force in the development of LiDAR test standards and information reports. Chairman of the new task force is Dr. Paul McManamon, graduate faculty member at the University of Dayton School of Engineering’s Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics, and Technical Director of the LiDAR and Optical Communications Institute

If you would like to learn more about the work and plans for this new SAE Task Force, or if you would like to contribute your knowledge to its efforts, contact SAE Committee Manager Mark Zar, at

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