Outsight's 3D camera for autonomous cars can identify clothing and ice

Steve Dent
Associate Editor
Outsight's 3D camera for autonomous cars can identify clothing and ice

Outsight, a new company co-founded by former Withings CEO Cedric Hutchings , has unveiled a self-driving car camera with new types of sensing powers. The company's 3D Semantic Camera uses low-power shortwave infrared (SWIR) lasers that can scan hundreds, rather than tens of meters ahead like LiDAR. Combined with the company's algorithms, that allows it to not only "see" the full environment in real time, but pick out materials like ice, cloth and skin.