Lotus's SUV will have LiDAR on its roof

That's it, the teasing  campaign is officially launched for the Lotus SUV. After a first video, the English manufacturer publishes a second revealing the presence of a LiDAR on the roof of the vehicle. At first glance, it opens and closes. It is assumed that this system will only be opened when the vehicle is running, the rest of the time it will be closed.   LiDAR, or " Light (or Laser Imaging) Detection And Ranging " in English, is a system which emits infrared waves in order to estimate the distance which separates it from an object according to the time elapsed between transmission and reception. signal. Lotus explains that LiDAR really is the eyes of the car , and it will be very useful for intelligent driving.   The stripping of the Lotus Type 132 will continue in the weeks and months to come, until the time of its presentation. The manufacturer of the Geely group has already announced that its first SUV will have batteries with a capacity ranging from 90 kWh to 120 kWh and that it will be able to recharge very quickly thanks to an 800-volt architecture allowing recharges of up to 'to 350 kW.  Lotus does not provide more information at the moment. He simply specified that the Type 132 will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 4.0 seconds in its most powerful version. As for its autonomy, it will be between 500 and 600 km, of course, provided you adopt a smooth and flexible ride.   Other novelties will be discovered in the coming years. Apart from the four-door coupe, the Type 133, Lotus will market the Type 134 which will nestle below the Type 132. Lotus is also working in partnership with Alpine on the development of a sports model, the Type 135, which will be produced. in Great Britain and which will be marketed in 2026.

That's it, the teasing  campaign is officially launched for the Lotus SUV. After a first video, the English manufacturer publishes a second revealing the presence of a LiDAR on the roof of the vehicle. At first glance, it opens and closes. It is assumed that this system will only be opened when the vehicle is running, the rest of the time it will be closed. 

LiDAR, or " Light (or Laser Imaging) Detection And Ranging " in English, is a system which emits infrared waves in order to estimate the distance which separates it from an object according to the time elapsed between transmission and reception. signal. Lotus explains that LiDAR really is the eyes of the car , and it will be very useful for intelligent driving. 

The stripping of the Lotus Type 132 will continue in the weeks and months to come, until the time of its presentation. The manufacturer of the Geely group has already announced that its first SUV will have batteries with a capacity ranging from 90 kWh to 120 kWh and that it will be able to recharge very quickly thanks to an 800-volt architecture allowing recharges of up to 'to 350 kW.

Lotus does not provide more information at the moment. He simply specified that the Type 132 will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 4.0 seconds in its most powerful version. As for its autonomy, it will be between 500 and 600 km, of course, provided you adopt a smooth and flexible ride. 

Other novelties will be discovered in the coming years. Apart from the four-door coupe, the Type 133, Lotus will market the Type 134 which will nestle below the Type 132. Lotus is also working in partnership with Alpine on the development of a sports model, the Type 135, which will be produced. in Great Britain and which will be marketed in 2026.

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