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SAE Podcast Interviews Anand Gopalan on Velodyne’s Mission to Democratize Lidar
Nov 18, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar
CEO Anand Gopalan is a guest on Episode 30 of SAE International's SAE Tomorrow Today podcast

Looking to learn more about lidar and how Velodyne strives to champion the technology to drive safer mobility? Then check out the SAE Tomorrow Today podcast conversation between Grayson Brulte and Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan. The podcast is organized by SAE International.

The podcast episode touches a range of topics including the early days of Velodyne where Anand worked alongside company founder David Hall to look “around the curve” and bring new lidar products to market. Together, Anand and David brought Velodyne’s product roadmap to life to enable new applications.

Anand shares insights on being the CEO of a publicly traded company. He notes that the heart of Velodyne is innovation and technology development to help solve the problems of the future. Anand adds Velodyne has a disciplined approach to its business, which is an incredible story to tell – “the quintessential Silicon Valley story.”

The podcast closes with Anand discussing Velodyne’s mission to democratize lidar. He says the company will bring lidar’s power and capabilities to a broad range of applications for safer mobility, enabling safer cars and roadways.

To listen to the podcast, please go to: https://www.sae.org/podcasts

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Lidar provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomous vehicles, driver assistance, delivery solutions, robotics, smart cities, security, and more. As the leading lidar provider, 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.

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