Lidar technology pioneer and market leader
Science in service of safety
Creating smart technology for a world in motion

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.


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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, 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

Velodyne Lidar News | VLDR Nasdaq Listed
July 19, 2021

Provides Progress Update on Growth Strategy SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 19, 2021– Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLDR, VLDRW), the leading lidar company,…

July 14, 2021

Velodyne Lidar is partnering with the NVIDIA Metropolis program for Velodyne’s Intelligent Infrastructure Solutions.

Velodyne Lidar | Financial Press Release | Third Quarter Earnings Date Announcement
July 13, 2021

Velodyne Lidar will report second quarter 2021 financial results following the close of the market on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

Velodyne Lidar Launches India Design Center
June 24, 2021

Velodyne Lidar launched its new India Design Center in Bangalore, furthering its growth strategy to drive continuous innovation.

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