Carbon black strongly absorbs near-infrared (NIR) light detection and ranging (LiDAR) signals used by autonomous vehicles for navigation. Low LiDAR signal return erodes object detection capability particularly for dark colored objects with carbon black. Automotive coating formulations using NIR transparent or reflective functional pigments deliver superior signal response thereby improving object detection. Watch video to learn more.
Improving LiDAR Signal Response from Dark Colors
LiDAR's Detection Challenge for Dark Colored Objects
New Spectrasense™ Black EH 8082
This new functional black pigment comes with improved neutral coloristics and low color travel in solid and effect shades. A breakthrough in hue control for white and metallic reductions benefits designers and technologists alike by providing design freedom while not compromising on technical benefits.
Physics of Autonomous Sensing
Our experts can help you optimize coating response to visual, near-infrared, ultrasonic and radio electromagnetic radiation. By designing the coating stack with the right pigments, we can significantly improve autonomous vehicle signal response.
Achieve LiDAR-Functional Colors
Functional Styling Inspiration
Our Global Color Presentation, “Pigments and Effects Driving Future Automotive Trends,” features a range of autonomous functional stylings to inspire your future vehicle or infrastructure color designs. Make your next color styling as innovative as these next generation vehicles.