SPS Webinar: LiDAR for Autonomous Driving: The Principles, Challenges and Trends

Date: 16 June 2023
Time: 9:00 AM ET (New York Time)
Speaker(s): Dr. You Li


You LiYou Li received the B.Sc degree (2006) and M.Sc degree (2010) from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, respectively. He completed the Ph.D thesis on machine perception applied to intelligent vehicles (2013) at the Universit de Technologie de Belfort Montbliard, France.

Dr. Li was a senior research engineer at the Groupe RENAULT. From 2014, he worked as a post-doc researcher with the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) on unmanned surface vehicle. In 2016, he joined TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) as a research scientist working on sensor fusion for autonomous vehicles.


Autonomous vehicles rely on their perception systems to acquire information about their immediate surroundings. It is necessary to detect the presence of other vehicles, pedestrians, and other relevant entities. Safety concerns and the need for accurate estimations have led to the introduction of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems in complement to camera or radar-based perception systems. This webinar will present a review of state-of-the-art automotive LiDAR technologies. Meanwhile, starting from different perception requirements of autonomous driving applications, the presenter will systematically analyze the strengths of LiDAR systems and their future for autonomous vehicles.