LiDAR systems scan the environment with a pulsed laser beam and measure the reflection time of the signal from the object back to the detector. The technology has become a key element in the development of autonomous vehicle applications, such as speed detection, collision avoidance, or traffic sign recognition.

In order to qualify for the deployment in automotive applications, LiDAR systems must meet the rigorous quality and safety requirements and standards established in the automotive industry. Therefore, it is essential for LiDAR designers, manufacturers, and suppliers to be familiar with the relevant qualification and certification standards and procedures.


This white paper explains the four pillars of LiDAR qualification and how suppliers must apply them to meet the demands of the automotive qualification process.

Contents of the white paper:

  • Introduction
  • Pillar 1: Development and production process certification
  • Pillar 2: Qualification testing
  • Pillar 3: Robustness validation
  • Pillar 4: Functional safety
  • Conclusion