On October 16, 2021, Hesai Technology, a global leader in LiDAR sensors, signed a strategic partnership agreement with Human Horizons, an industry-leading intelligent driving technology company.
Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will collaborate on Human Horizons’ HiPhi Pilot ADAS system for the company’s next-generation production vehicles. Hesai’s LiDARs will be installed on Human Horizons’ second flagship model, Digital GT-HiPhi Z. The two parties will also work together on various intelligent transportation solutions.
"Human Horizons has built a very sleek, premium line of electric vehicles grounded in superb technology," said David Li, Hesai's Co-founder and CEO. "We're excited to be joining forces with them to create a smarter, safer driving experience."
"Hesai's sensors were selected to empower our next-generation production fleet," said Ding Lei, Human Horizons' Chairman and CEO. "Their LiDARs offer the superior performance, reliability, and scalability needed to bring our vision for a luxury intelligent transportation experience to reality."
Human Horizons is a luxury electric vehicle company that develops high-tech vehicles for the premium market. Its HiPhi X flagship model, an “evolving supercar SUV”, has been mass produced and delivered to customers across China. Formally announced on November 6, 2021, the new Digital GT-HiPhi Z will be Human Horizons’ second flagship model. It will be unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April 2022 and is expected to begin mass production and delivery next year.
This past August, Hesai released its automotive-grade, long-range, hybrid solid-state LiDAR for ADAS, AT128. Embedded with Hesai's proprietary ASICs, AT128 integrates 128 channels onto a single circuit board and features solid-state electronic scanning in the vertical direction. The sensor reaches 200-meter range at 10% reflectivity and generates over 1.5 million data points per second (single return). Hesai has entered into multiple agreements with OEMs for AT128. The sensor will be mass-produced in-house at Hesai’s new manufacturing facility (expected to commence operation in 2022), and will achieve automotive grade reliability, functional safety, and network security.
About Human Horizons
Founded by renowned veterans with proven track records in the world’s largest automotive market, Human Horizons is dedicated to providing modern mobility solutions via its “3 Smart” strategy: Smart Vehicle, Smart Road, and Smart City. Their first product HiPhi X, a smart electric SUV, will provide V2X-enabled autonomous driving capability and other advanced technologies.
Human Horizons Group Inc. is dedicated to research and development in innovative intelligent mobility technologies as well as commercialization of future-oriented smart vehicles. Furthermore, Human Horizons develops smart transportation solutions as an integral part of smart cities, which will redefine human mobility.
About Hesai Technology
Hesai Technology is a global leader in 3D-sensors (LiDAR). Founded in 2014, Hesai is dedicated to the development of cutting-edge 3D laser sensing technologies for robotics applications. Hesai's team has created a suite of innovative sensor solutions that combine three core strengths: industry-leading performance, manufacturability, and reliability. Hesai has accumulated deep expertise in core components and technologies: self-developed LiDAR chips, automotive volume production capability, functional safety, interference rejection technology, and LiDAR perception based on deep learning. Hesai's proprietary micro-mirror and waveform fingerprint technologies continue to lead the market in sensor innovation, winning customers spanning 70 cities in 30 countries and regions.