There are more and more models equipped with LIDAR, but problems come with it, such as the cost of repair. Recently news, car blogger @Chen Zhihao Aries exposed the LIDAR replacement cost of Xiaopeng P5, the price list shows that after the cut accident Xiaopeng P5 single LIDAR repair price reached 8916 yuan, if added with the corresponding replacement and labor cost, the total cost will be more than 9000 yuan.
The above picture is from blogger Chen Zhihao Aries
It is reported that the blogger was driving normally and was “cut off” by a Nissan Xuan Yi, which directly led to the two sides colliding together.
Because the Peng P5’s LiDAR was placed at the front bumper, it was directly damaged, and the initial estimate for repair was 19,022 yuan, of which LiDAR accounted for the bulk.
This shows that the new energy car premiums are not unreasonably high compared to fuel cars.
Recently a variety of new cars have been listed with LIDAR, but the location is not the same, Xiaopeng P5, Polar Fox Alpha S Huawei HI version of LIDAR is assembled at the front bumper, while the Azure ES7, ideal L9 will be installed in the roof of the LIDAR.
As the bumper itself is a cover, it can be used to deal with some small cuts and scrapes, but the expensive LIDAR is placed here, it is against the original purpose of the bumper, from this point of view, the program of placing the radar on the roof seems more reasonable.
In addition, there is another program, that appeared in the Rutgers and Baidu set of cars, that is, the use of hidden laser, placement can be in the front hatch and other places, the overall shape is somewhat similar to the once very popular jump light.
So where do you think the car’s LiDAR should be installed in order to effectively avoid this kind of serious damage caused by a small accident itself?