Self-Driving Could Get A Big Boost If This Automotive Radar Startup Is On The Right Track

Lunewave says its radar vastly expands field of view and range – and can overcome weather-related interference.

Placed on top of a car, Lunewave says its radar has a 360-degree field of view, with consistent performance.

For years, Hao Xin had been experimenting with 3D printing technology and was convinced it would be possible to create a smaller, cheaper version of the type used by the military for commercial applications. Last year, John Xin told Techcrunch that a single laboratory 3D printer can produce 100 antennas in a day, a commercial printer 1,000 a day.

“I got my MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and had worked in a variety of businesses – but my brother wanted me to join him in a startup” to commercialize radar technology based on the spherical antenna first proposed by Rudolf Luneburg in 1944.