TriEye raises $74 million for its innovative sensor
The TriEye SWIR camera is not much bigger than a coin. Photo: courtesy
The sensor TriEye is developing is called Sedar for “Spectrum Enhanced Detection And Ranging”. It uses shortwave infrared or SWIR, a range of wavelengths outside the visible spectrum that allows data to be collected under all visibility conditions, even the most deteriorated (fog, heavy rain, dense snow). This SWIR technology is not new, but it is expensive and usually used in the aerospace and defence sectors. TriEye explains that it was able to reduce costs by using a CMOS chip.
However, TriEye intends to appeal beyond the automotive sector. The start-up hopes to market its technology in industrial applications (food sorting, material identification, etc.) or integrate it with biometric and surveillance technologies.