Arbe Robotics (“Arbe”), a global leader in next-generation 4D Imaging Radar Solutions, announced that Weifu High-Technology Group, a major tier 1 supplier in the Chinese automotive market, is launching the customer road pilot phase of its Arbe-based Radar Systems, by manufacturing complete radar systems using Arbe’s Imaging Radar Chipset and delivering them to leading autonomous driving companies and major automotive OEMs. Weifu said that it is scheduled to be in full production by the end of 2022.
“Arbe’s ultra-high-resolution Imaging Radar chipset is by far the most advanced radar solution on the market today,” says Qu Cao, Vice Director of New Energy and Connection Technology Development of Weifu. “We believe that our relationship with Arbe will help accelerate ADAS and autonomous vehicle disruption by providing a 4D Imaging Radar Solution delivering unparalleled safety. Arbe transformed the functionality of radar by adding high-level capabilities and functionality at a price point competitive to any other solution on the market.”
Weifu is developing radar systems, based on Arbe’s technology and the OEM’s individual requirements, and has a radar manufacturing plant in China. The collaboration focuses on mass market production, safety compliance, and providing customized 4D Imaging Radar Solution to automotive OEMs and for autonomous vehicles, trucks, commercial vehicles, and traffic applications.
“China is the largest vehicle market in the world, furthering our relationship with Weifu is a great next step towards addressing the tremendous business opportunities in the region,” says Kobi Marenko, Chief Executive Officer of Arbe. “Our relationship with Weifu will ensure that vehicles in China will be equipped with Arbe’s 4D Imaging Radar Chipset Solution, providing an unparalleled level of safety to vehicles, using superior object detection and advanced perception capabilities to prevent accidents.”
Arbe’s chipset provides ultra-high resolution and supports over 100,000 detections per frame and includes a radar antenna with a form factor that fits automakers sizing and mounting specifications.
About Weifu High-Technology Group
WEIFU HIGH-TECHNOLOGY GROUP is a leading automotive component manufacturer and one of China’s Top 500 enterprises. Headquartered in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, Weifu has 17 wholly or mostly majority-owned subsidiaries and two joint ventures. The company is listed on the Chinese stock exchange and is partially state-owned. Since its foundation in 1958, Weifu has successfully upgraded and enlarged its original product series from fuel injection products to fuel injection systems, after treatment systems and air management systems, and built a competitive supply chain for automotive core components in China. In 2020, Weifu generated sales of approximately $1.94 billion and employed more than 7,050 people worldwide.
Arbe, a global leader in next-generation 4D Imaging Radar Chipset Solutions, is spearheading a radar revolution, enabling truly safe driver-assist systems today while paving the way to full autonomous-driving. Arbe’s imaging radar is 100 times more detailed than any other radar on the market and is a mandatory sensor for L2+ and higher autonomy. The company is empowering automakers, tier-1 suppliers, autonomous ground vehicles, commercial and industrial vehicles, and a wide array of safety applications with advanced sensing and paradigm-changing perception. Arbe is a leader in the fast-growing automotive radar market that has an estimated projected total addressable market of $11 billion in 2025. Arbe is based in Tel Aviv, Israel, and has an office in the United States.
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