Velodyne Highlights Advanced Lidar at Automated Vehicles Symposium

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Velodyne Lidar showcased its smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomous vehicles (AVs) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) at the Automated Vehicles Symposium, July 15 to 18 in Orlando.

Velodyne showcased the Velodyne Alpha Puck, a lidar sensor specifically made for autonomous driving and advanced vehicle safety at highway speeds, and the directional view Velodyne Velarray, an integral component for ADAS. Velodyne’s lidar sensors deliver an industry-leading combination of long range, high resolution, and wide field of view. Velodyne is a high-volume supplier of lidar sensors to the automotive industry and has more than 250 customers globally.

Vidya Devarasetty, Global Automotive Sales and Business Development Manager, Velodyne Lidar, said: “Over 90 percent of accidents are caused by human error according to U.S. government data. These accidents can be avoided if vehicles are equipped with forward facing lidar sensors, which provide accurate measurement of objects on the road and in all weather conditions.”

Frank Bertini, UAV and Robotics Business Manager, Velodyne Lidar, added: “The core lidar electronics are moving from a printed circuit board to an ASIC, which provides advantages such as higher density, lower cost, and improved reliability. The trend roughly follows Moore’s Law, leading to dramatic decreases in size, weight, and cost over relatively short time periods.”

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