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Valeo Sits Atop Lidar Market – So Far

Startups tout whizzy technologies, but they lack the ability that automotive OEMs demand to industrialize, verify and validate their products.
Valeo Lidar's production
Valeo lidar's production is based in Wemding, Germany. (Image: Valeo)

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By Junko Yoshida

What’s at stake?
Sorting out hype from reality is critical when it comes to automotive lidars. At stake for auto OEMs is selecting the appropriate sensors for ADAS and AV applications, and determining which vendors they can count on to deliver.

In an automotive lidar market crowded with startups touting new technologies and claimed design wins, it may come as a surprise that the most dominant lidar supplier in the world is Valeo, a stodgy French Tier One behemoth with a history that spans nearly a century.

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