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Lidar technology pioneer and market leader
VISION
Healthy and thriving communities for all through universal mobility and improved public safety
MISSION
We strive to transform lives by advancing safe mobility and smart communities through access to our innovative lidar solutions.
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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.

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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.

Awards

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The industry has repeatedly recognized Velodyne Lidar’s contributions.

Recent News

June 14, 2021

Velodyne Lidar introduced the next generation of its Velabit sensor, delivering autonomous solutions and state-of-the-art performance.

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June 8, 2021

  SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 8, 2021) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW), the first public pure-play lidar company,…

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June 7, 2021

Seabed Selects Velodyne Lidar Sensors for Mobile Mapping System

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Velodyne Lidar's Drew Hamer Nominated as Bay Area CFO of the Year
June 3, 2021

Hamer Recognized for Financial Leadership in Helping Velodyne Become World’s First Public Pure-Play Lidar Company SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 3,…

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