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 ushered in a new era of autonomy with the invention of real-time surround view lidar systems in 2005, which provided a precise vision system for autonomous vehicles competing in the DARPA grand challenge. This technology 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. With offices and manufacturing across three continents, the company is able to deliver state-of-the-art solutions to a diverse range of customers. Velodyne boasts world-class engineering teams and a deeply experienced leadership bench. Our employees are committed to innovation and advancing worldwide adoption of lidar technology for safety, efficiency and sustainability for all.

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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

“Ted” L. Tewksbury, Ph.D. as Chief Executive Officer
November 4, 2021

Velodyne Lidar today announced the appointment of Theodore “Ted” L. Tewksbury, Ph.D. as Chief Executive Officer, effective November 10, 2021.

Velodyne Lidar | Financial Press Release | Third Quarter Earnings Date Announcement

Proven technology executive, Dr. Theodore L. Tewksbury, to join Velodyne as Chief Executive Officer on November 10, 2021 35 total…

Velodyne Lidar | Financial Press Release | Third Quarter Earnings Date Announcement
November 1, 2021

Velodyne Lidar’s Board of Directors has appointed corporate governance expert Virginia Boulet to the Board.

Velodyne Lidar's Velarray M1600, Alpha Prime and Velarray H800 Lidar Sensors
October 28, 2021

Velodyne Lidar will demonstrate its innovative lidar solutions at Auto Guangzhou 2021, Hall B, Booth C11, from November 19 – 21, 2021.

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