On July 21, HL Klemove, which is dedicated to autonomous driving solutions, announced it received an Industrial Innovation Award of This Year from the Korean government on July 19.
The Halla Group enterprise was honored with the Minister’s Award in the Commercial Technology category in recognition for its contribution to the proliferation of Level 2 autonomous driving along with its development and commercialization of a proprietary mid-range radar. The Industrial Innovation Awards program under the Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy honors exemplary achievements of businesses engaged in public policy projects. The awards are presented in three categories: New Technology, Commercial Technology, and Clean Energy Technology.
HL Klemove developed Korea’s first mid-range radar in 2018. Notably, the system was designed to detect the location of vehicles traveling in front, maintain a safe distance from them, and help to avoid or mitigate any accident. The goal behind mid-range radar development was to popularize Level 2 autonomous driving.
To this end, HL Klemove miniaturized and lightened the long-range radar that it had completed in-house in 2014. The result is a better-performing unit that is lighter and less than half in size of the original model. It features a software program that supports state-of-the-art signal processing technology.
HL Klemove is now ramping up production, which is expected to reach an aggregate total of seven million units by the end of this year. In addition, the prize-winning company is now developing a 4D imaging radar that offers a solution for completely autonomous driving. Plans call for the completion of a high-performance sensor lineup by 2025.
CEO Pal-Joo Yoon commented: “The national policy project of developing a mid-range radar prompted us to take the lead in securing self-driving technologies and applying them in mass production. Our receipt of this prestigious award encourages us to strive further to secure high-performance cognitive sensor technology, facilitating the independent development of not only a 4D imaging radar but also an original LiDAR.”