Current autonomous vehicles rely on Global Navigation Satellite System sensors. In GPS-denied environments, like parking garages or tunnels, the vehicle may get misguided, increasing the chance of collision. One Silicon Chip Photonics (OSCP) is solving this problem with its high-performance IMU that’s more precise, uses eight times less power, and is up to 30 times less expensive than alternative solutions.
OSCP’s Founder and CEO, Dr. Kazem Zandi, describes how his startup’s technology is facilitating a future where autonomous vehicles are navigated safely and reliably. He and Luminate‘s Technology Program Manager, Dr. Damon Diehl, discuss the “chicken and egg” challenge that persists in developing hardware — wherein startups must advance their product while securing funding from investors who want to see progress.