How iPhone 12’s Lidar and AI help me navigate the street as a blind person


Technology that can describe the environment around it can be life-changing for blind people or those who have sight loss.

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro uses a Lidar (light detection and ranging) sensor and artificial intelligence to enable users to identify objects and detect how close people are to other people around them.

In the age of the coronavirus pandemic where maintaining social distancing is important, such technology could prove particularly useful.