The Swiss Innovation Council “Innosuisse” has approved our funding application entitled “Lid”. IRIS was able to gather around its project first-class partners, such as EPFL, METAS and HE-Arc. The goal of the project is to demonstrate that a semiconductor flash LiDAR with a rugged assembly for expedited automotive certification can operate in the SWIR up to a ranging distance of 200 m, still being eye-safe. The ultimate objective of IRIS is to provide affordable light detection and ranging (LiDAR) systems for autonomous ground vehicles taking advantage of its revolutionary sensor technology.