3D Sensing for Construction Cranes

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In this episode of the AEC Business podcast, Aarni Heiskanen interviews Omer Keilaf, co-founder and CEO of Innoviz Technologies which provides LiDAR sensors for demanding uses.

On the podcast, Omer talks about the benefits and possibilities of LiDAR and how Innoviz has applied the technology to construction cranes. Japanese Obayashi began using Innoviz’s LiDAR on their sites in 2018 and is currently in the process of developing a full-scale system for building sites throughout the country.

About Omer David Keilaf

Omer Keilaf has spent 21 years driving cutting-edge technologies from inception to commercialization. As the co-founder and CEO of Innoviz Technologies, a leading provider of LiDAR sensing solutions, Omer is helping enable the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles by providing high-performance LiDAR at mass-market prices. He has overseen the company’s tremendous success as it overtook older, more established LiDAR developers to earn a design win with BMW, marking the industry’s first major design win for series production of autonomous vehicles.

The company has also secured partnerships with Tier 1 solution providers, including Aptiv, Magna International, Samsung HARMAN, and HiRain Technologies. 

Omer spearheaded the company’s rapid growth as it raised $252 million and expanded to over 270 employees in a little over three years. For his efforts, he was named CEO of the Year by the 2018 Image Sensors Europe Awards, while Innoviz itself has been named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, Automobility LA Top Three Startup, and CES Innovation Award winner, among other awards.

Prior to co-founding Innoviz, Omer served as an officer in an elite technological unit of the Intelligence Corps of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) before a distinguished career in optomechanics, electrical engineering, MEMS, and more. He held senior leadership roles at companies including Consumer Physics, STMicroelectronics, and IDF, where he served as the System and Product Team Manager, R&D manager, and Project Manager and System Architecture Manager, respectively. 

Omer holds a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, all from Tel Aviv University, where he served as a lecturer.

To learn more about Innoviz, visit https://innoviz.tech and follow their YouTube channel.

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