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LeddarTech expands into Toronto with Automotive Centre of Excellence


October 30, 2018 – Quebec-based sensing solutions company LeddarTech has expanded its operations with an Automotive Centre of Excellence in Toronto. 

LeddarTech produces a solid-state LiDAR (light detection and ranging) development platform for the automotive industry. In addition to the Toronto location, the company has opened a research and development office in Linz, Austria, and hired two groups of engineers.

The expansion brings to the Linz research and development office highly specialized engineering resources focused in microelectronic activities, in support of the company’s LeddarCore systems-on-chip (SoC) integration programs.

In Toronto, the Automotive Centre of Excellence accommodates a team of automotive industry experts entirely dedicated to enabling active safety and autonomous driving solutions, with core expertise that includes, namely, vision sensors and fusion, machine learning and deep learning, software development, system engineering and ISO 26262 compliance.

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“LeddarTech is proud to attract top talent and our investment in world-class technical expertise in Linz and Toronto is a testament to our commitment to delivering the most versatile, flexible and architecturally scalable LiDAR development platform in the industry to our customers,” says Charles Boulanger, CEO of LeddarTech. “We are excited to have these experienced engineers on board and are confident that these highly skilled and qualified technical individuals will take LeddarTech’s automotive LiDAR development platform solutions to the next level by accelerating design and time to market.”

Antonio Polo, LeddarTech’s vice-president of engineering, says, “These senior automotive and semiconductor experts bring with them valuable experience and know-how in developing automotive-grade solutions that meet the industry’s stringent FUSA requirements.”

Polo continueS, “This new expertise also supports our long-term technology development roadmap and enhances the organization’s capability to support our customers’ LiDAR solutions through the integration of our unique Leddar Engine for autonomous driving applications.”