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Alex Otte Discusses Importance of Velodyne Lidar Partnership to MADD
Nov 05, 2021 | By Velodyne Lidar
MADD and Velodyne Lidar Partnership

Velodyne Lidar has had the great privilege of partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for three years on a public education initiative focusing on the safety benefits of autonomous vehicle technology.

In a new video, MADD’s National President Alex Otte discussed why the Velodyne partnership is so important to MADD, and a future of zero deaths and injuries caused by drunk and drugged drivers.

A group looking at Velodyne Lidar sensors being used on an autonomous vehicle.
Velodyne Lidar sensors in action on an autonomous vehicle

Alex references how drunk driving continues to claim more than 10,000 lives and 300,000 injuries every year–adding “we have a long way to go to get to zero.”

In the video, Alex says:

“We know technology will help us get there. With each advance in technology, we see more lives spared of the horrible physical and emotional impact caused by impaired driving.”

Alex adds:

“MADD is proud of our partnership and shared mission with Velodyne Lidar. It will take all of us to end impaired driving and make our streets safer.”

The Velodyne and MADD partnership includes educational programs, awareness campaigns and co-sponsored events to continue to build public acceptance of autonomous technology with the goal of reducing and eventually eliminating impaired driving collisions.

The entire video statement by Alex can be viewed here:


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Velodyne Lidar (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne, the global leader in lidar, is known for its broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies. Velodyne’s revolutionary sensor and software solutions provide flexibility, quality and performance to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, including autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), smart cities and security. Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all.

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