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Lidar technology pioneer and market leader

Leading lidar technology

Velodyne Lidar provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomous vehicles, driver assistance, delivery solutions, robotics, navigation, mapping, and more. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective Puck™, the versatile Ultra Puck™, the autonomy-advancing Alpha Prime™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™ and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™. As a market leader, Velodyne has served more than 300 customers including nearly all of the leading global automotive original equipment manufacturers.

Legacy of innovation

Velodyne founder David Hall invented real-time surround view lidar systems in 2005 to provide a precise vision system for autonomous vehicles competing in the DARPA grand challenge. Mr. Hall’s invention revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security.

Intellectual property powerhouse

Velodyne is a leader in intellectual property for lidar technologies, with a vast portfolio of patents and more being added all the time.

Leading the way

Velodyne Lidar is led by vision, insight and ingenuity. Founded by serial inventor David Hall, the current Chairman of the Board who invented 3D lidar in 2005, the company boasts an impressive leadership team. CEO Anand Gopalan leads this team as a seasoned semiconductor executive with experience building and leading worldwide engineering organizations.


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Your safety drives us

Safety is at the heart of all we do. From developing leading lidar technologies for safe mobility to partnering with MADD to hosting the World Safety Summit, Velodyne sees technology as the key to safety for all.

Infinite possibilities

With lidar, the possibilities are endless! For over 10 years, Velodyne has pioneered lidar technologies and worked closely with a broad ecosystem of valued partners and customers. Lidar applications include ADAS and autonomous vehicle, mapping, drones, robotics, smart cities, security and more! Velodyne's Automated with Velodyne program highlights the great work being done with lidar in the world today.


The industry has repeatedly recognized Velodyne Lidar’s contributions.

Recent News

GRAF and Velodyne Lidar Logos
September 14, 2020

Graf Industrial Corp. today announced a special meeting date to approve the proposed business combination with Velodyne and move to Nasdaq.

September 10, 2020

Velodyne Lidar announced the Third Annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology and supporting WSS Webinar Miniseries.

GRAF and Velodyne Lidar Logos
September 8, 2020

Graf Industrial Corp. announced that Velodyne Lidar will attend the 2020 RBC Capital Markets Global Industrials Virtual Conference.

GRAF and Velodyne Lidar Logos
September 3, 2020

Graf Industrial Corp. announced that Velodyne Lidar, Inc. will attend Citi’s 2020 Global Technology Virtual Conference Sept. 8-10, 2020.



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