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Velodyne Lidar COVID-19 Update
Mar 17, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar

We would like to share an update on the status and measures that Velodyne Lidar is putting in place as we closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. As always, the health, safety and well-being of our customers, personnel, and vendors are our top priority. 

On Monday, March 16, 2020, a number of counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Santa Clara County and Alameda County, have issued a mandatory order for “shelter-in-place,” which took effect at midnight on March 17, 2020 and will stay in place until further notice. We have complied with the order and closed our Bay Area offices.

Velodyne Lidar will remain operational as we assess and meet customer needs by utilizing manufacturing centers globally that are currently open. As a contingency plan, we have built buffer inventory for our popular products, and we will continue shipping our products safely and responsibly. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we manage our shipping and manufacturing requirements at this time.

Despite these challenges, we will continue to work hard to bring our smart, powerful lidar solutions to our customers worldwide. We will be available for meetings through the use of video and phone teleconferencing, digital communications, and more.

As always, we are committed to providing the highest level of Velodyne customer service and plan to continue important business activities with your team.

We appreciate your collaboration and understanding as we all work together during this difficult time to ensure the well-being of our communities.


Anand Gopalan, Velodyne Lidar CEO, and the Velodyne Lidar Commercial Sales Teams

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Velodyne’s Founder, David Hall, invented real-time surround view lidar systems in 2005 as part of Velodyne Acoustics. Mr. Hall’s invention revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security. 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™.

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