See Everything. Do Anything.

Sense designs intelligent 3D vision systems at low-cost
enabling LiDAR-based industrial and automotive autonomy at scale

Sense designs intelligent 3D vision systems at low-cost enabling
LiDAR-based industrial and automotive autonomy at scale

Sense One

Purpose-built flash LiDAR for industrial deployments with the best-in-class price performance

0.27° x 0.27° angular resolution with up to 1 Million points per second.

Scalable By Design

We’ve created a simple architecture that’s easy to manufacture and priced to scale starting with custom in-house laser arrays

Move Past Moving Parts

Our 100% solid-state flash LiDAR architecture has no gimmicks, MEMS, or optical mechanics

Superior 3D Data

Full frames of instantaneous, high-resolution depth and intensity data without any vertical gaps

Industrial Deployments

From Loading Docks to Shipping Decks

Improve your perception stack with 3D clarity to navigate safely indoors or outdoors in all lighting conditions at warehouses, truckyards, airports, factories, or retail locations

Automotive Omnipresence

Complete Visibility from Curb to Horizon

Reduce your AI’s workload by leveraging rich, near-range 3D data featuring road surface to treetops to enhance your HD maps and collision avoidance systems

Our Work in Action

We never stop innovating and it shows. Take a glance at what we’ve achieved in 4 short years

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An Approach To Automotive LiDAR That Makes Sense

Hear the latest updates from our CTO about some of the exciting new developments from Sense for automotive LiDAR for ADAS, AV, and more.

LiDAR Everywhere

The goal was to create a pure flash LiDAR architecture that could benefit from Moore’s law of improvements and utilize wafer-scale fabrication.

Sense Photonics jumps into self-driving fray with new sensor technology

Sense Photonics has developed new detection technology that hits a key milestone required for self-driving cars. Its new technology can sense objects from 200 meters, a benchmark many lidar businesses have set for highway driving as they seek tie-ups with automotive manufacturers.

Sense Photonics Demonstrates the World’s First 940nm Global Shutter Flash LiDAR with 200-Meter Range for Mass-Market Automotive Applications

Sense Photonics announced today that it has achieved an industry-first by successfully demonstrating 200-meter detection with its proprietary global shutter flash LiDAR system.

Charting the Future of Mobility and Automation

Sense Photonics CEO Shauna McIntyre spoke with Egon Zehnder’s Martha Josephson to share how customer experience is transforming how we live and work in the future.

From Promise to Profits: Taking LiDAR Past the Tipping Point for Your Industrial Enterprise

Recent advances have made LiDAR sensing significantly more durable, reliable, affordable, and scalable. This means LiDAR sensors hold great promise for monitoring, automation, and security.

The iPhone 12 - LiDAR At Your Fingertips

The unique SPAD design allows for acquiring photons and digitizing the histogram data of more than 100,000 pixels simultaneously. In addition, the chip can perform edge level processing to reduce transmission bandwidth and deliver useful data to the automotive perception stack.

IEEE WEBINAR: Global-Shutter Solid-State Flash Lidar

This talk will describe a global-shutter lidar system, which, when combined with novel signal processing algorithms, delivers high-resolution, wide-field and long-range 3D data at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.

Photons…Flood the Scene

LiDAR starts with illumination and we’ve got a breakthrough.

WEBINAR: Preview of Global Autonomous Vehicle Industry in 2021

Reporter Amir Efrati hosted a Live Video Summit on 10/29/20 about self-driving vehicle development and advanced driver-assistance systems in the upcoming year. Our CEO, Shauna McIntyre, was among the featured panelists.

Preview of Global Autonomous Vehicle Industry in 2021

Reporter Amir Efrati hosted a Live Video Summit about self-driving vehicle development and advanced driver-assistance systems in the upcoming year with Sense CEO, Shauna McIntyre, as one of the featured speakers.


Lidar used to cost $75,000—here’s how Apple brought it to the iPhone

Sense is using a technique called micro-transfer printing to spread its lasers out. This allows the lasers to use more power without running into heat and eye safety problems.


30 women in robotics you need to know about – 2020

We're honored that our CEO, Shauna McIntyre, has been included on this list by Robohub.

The retail technology week in numbers

70% of Americans would prefer a completely human free, contactless shopping experience, according to research by Sense Photonics.


One in three Americans would happily never set foot in a store again, a new survey of consumer behavior shows

The poll, conducted by market research firm Harris Insights and Analytics and Sense Photonics, a company that makes 3D sensors and industrial robotics, showed that 35% of Americans would be happy to avoid traditional in-store shopping forever.

Advancing lidar technologies—an interview with Shauna McIntyre

Laser Focus World Editor at Large Conard Holton interviews Shauna McIntyre, CEO of lidar solutions developer Sense Photonics, who has more than 25 years of industry experience that includes leadership roles at Google, Ford, and Honeywell.

Sense Sees Lidar Opportunities Beyond Passengers Cars

This key publication for automotive retailers, suppliers, and OEMs shared the latest updates about Sense.

Sense Photonics Wins RBR50 Innovation Award for Osprey LiDAR System

Robotics Business Review has named Sense Photonics a recipient of the 2020 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards, presented annually to forward-thinking organizations contributing to growth within the robotics sector.

Sense Photonics’ new CEO discusses solid state sensor development for robots, autonomous vehicles

Sense Photonics Inc. makes a solid-state camera that it says can provide long-range sensing, distinguish intensity, and work in sunlight.

WEBINAR: Next Generation Technologies to Enable High- Performance Low-Cost Lidar

This webinar by Sense CTO Hod Finkelstein describes two complementary technologies, discussing design trade-offs, the performance roadmap into the future, and remaining challenges.

Google Exec Jumps To Lead Lidar Startup And Hires Competitors

“I think we’re well positioned in the market, we managed our growth very well and we didn’t get too big too quickly, so that’s serving us well now to be able to recruit some really outstanding talent,” McIntyre said in explaining how she managed to win over such high-powered competitors.

Sense Photonics Names Shauna McIntyre CEO, Keys on the Automotive Sector and is Primed for Growth

The solid-state LiDAR market remains hot, impelled by innovation, continuing sector investment and value delivery for automotive Tier 1 automotive suppliers and OEMs.

Scottish link for new CEO at LiDaR startup

US LiDAR startup Sense Photonics has appointed Shauna McIntyre as Chief Executive Officer, joining from Google.

Sense Photonics shows Sense One solid-state lidar at MODEX 2020

The Sense One flash camera from Sense Photonics is a 3D, solid-state lidar that promises to help autonomous robots and vehicles see farther and more safely.

Solid-state lidar from Sense Photonics designed for safer robots, vehicles

Sense Photonics Inc. was among the exhibitors at MODEX 2020 and offered observations about solid-state lidar and logistics robotics.

Sense Photonics’ Osprey modular FLASH LiDAR now available for pre-order

Sense Photonics has officially entered the automotive market with the introduction of Osprey, the first modular FLASH LiDAR for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.

Sense Photonics Offers Solid State LiDAR of 3D ToF Camera

Sense Photonics announced that its e Sense Solid-State Flash LiDAR, a 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera, is available for preorders.

Sense Photonics Brings its Fancy New Flash Lidar to Market

Nice overview by TechCrunch describing features and benefits of our upcoming LiDAR product, and the availability of pre-orders.

Sense Photonics says new solid state 3D sensor offers longest range for industrial use

Sense Photonics appears to have made it past that part of the journey, and is now offering its advanced flash lidar for pre-order.

Sense Photonics Comes out With High-Tech Flash LiDAR

North Carolina-based startup Sense Photonics has developed a new LiDAR system that can perform better than current ones and isn’t as bulky on vehicles, either. It’s called flash LiDAR.

This Startup Has An Answer To Elon Musk’s Aversion To LiDAR

Sense Photonics is confident they have come up with a LiDAR system that actually “sees” better than existing systems and isn't nearly as ugly. It’s called flash LiDAR architecture.

US tech group to create Edinburgh research centre and add 40 jobs

A US tech company is creating almost 40 jobs as it expands its Edinburgh operations on the back of seven-figure funding from Scottish Enterprise.

Sense Photonics to open Edinburgh R&D center with Scottish Enterprise support

An American technology company building the next generation of LiDAR and 3D sensor solutions for autonomous vehicles and industrial automation is set to significantly enhance its presence in Scotland, following a £1.9m grant from Scottish Enterprise.

Consolidation In The Lidar Market May Be Coming

Lidar sensors have long been hailed as a necessary cog in the forever growing autonomous machine world.

Sense Photonics Mounts Flash Lidar on Curved Surface

The latest stealth autonomous vehicle start-up to come out of hiding is Sense Photonics, offering flexible flash lidar.

Sense Photonics flashes onto the lidar scene with a new approach and $26M

A new company called Sense Photonics just emerged from stealth mode today with a $26M A round, touting a whole new approach that allows for an ultra-wide field of view and (literally) flexible installation.

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