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VDK Release 2022.3: Expanding Computing Platform Options for Developers
Sep 02, 2022 | By Velodyne Lidar
Velodyne Lidar's VDK Software Release 2022.3

Velodyne Lidar’s Vella Development Kit (VDK) provides access to Vella, Velodoyne’s breakthrough lidar-based perception software, paired with our world-class lidar sensors. Customers have used VDK for short-range pedestrian detection, collision avoidance and cross-reference. They have also used the developer kit for fusion with camera-based perception for industrial, robotics and automotive applications.

VDK 2022.3 has been released, expanding computing platform options for our customers. Our latest release now delivers a software-only option, allowing customers to download and install Vella on their own computing platforms. Developers can plug in our lidar with an off-the-shelf software library of functions, advancing solution development for innovative applications and accelerating time to market.

Release 2022.3 includes the following:

  • Developers can run Vella software on their own compute platform with AMD64 or ARM64 architecture supporting all of Velodyne’s lidar sensors.
  • A software-only option so customers now can install the software on our ARM package on their own Nvidia AGX hardware or use Intel/AMD processor platforms that meet the software’s hardware specifications.
  • Improved installation user experience and expanded test infrastructure.
Vella Dynamic Collision Detection

Innovating the Future

VDK Release 2022.3 marks the one-year anniversary of the software’s product launch. Our quarterly updates demonstrate Velodyne’s commitment to advancing the latest hardware support and processing features.

Advancing Vella is a continuous process for our software development team. The next release will give developers the flexibility to run Vella natively in Ubuntu Linux. It will provide the same VDK runtime user experience without using Docker as the runtime environment. Watch this space for details next quarter!

Velodyne: Full-Stack Lidar Solutions Leader

Velodyne is a one-stop shop for full-stack lidar solutions. You can depend on us to provide sensors and perception software that speed innovation cycles and save development dollars.

To learn how the Vella and VDK can help you advance autonomous solution innovation, please contact Velodyne Sales: 669.275.2526, [email protected]

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Lidar (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne, a 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 robotics, industrial, intelligent infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all.

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