Apple researching how to use compressed LiDAR data in AR & ‘Apple Car’

New research shows Apple is not only working to add LiDAR to “Apple Car” and its augmented reality efforts, but also how to make devices utilize the image data faster.

On an iPhone 12 Pro, the LiDAR Scanner is the darker circle in the camera bumpOn an iPhone 12 Pro, the LiDAR Scanner is the darker circle in the camera bump

It has felt as if LiDAR is the technology waiting for an application. There’s no LiDAR app oniPhone, no LiDAR settings either. So even though there is much you can do with it already, it has always felt as if Apple has big plans for the future.

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