LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is used to determine distance by measuring how long it takes light to reach an object and reflect back. It’s so advanced, it’s being developed by NASA for Mars landing missions. And it’s now been engineered to fit in the thin and light iPad Pro.
The custom-designed LiDAR scanner uses direct time of flight to measure reflected light from up to five metres away, both indoors and out. It works at the photon level, operates at nanosecond speeds, and opens up tremendous possibilities for augmented reality and beyond.