Contact us
Blog
Top 3 Takeaways from the Velodyne – AutonomouStuff Webinar
Aug 24, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar

Enabling the Future of Autonomy in Real-Time

Top 3 Takeaways from the Velodyne – AutonomouStuff Webinar: Enabling the Future of Autonomy in Real-Time

A webinar conducted by Pamela Gauci, Senior Marketing Manager at Velodyne Lidar, and AutonomouStuff executives Bobby Hambrick, Founder, President & CEO, and John Buszek, Vice President of Products and Services, discussed how autonomy is shaping the future of transportation.

The episode was part of the digital learning series on “Automation and Safety During COVID-19,” organized by Velodyne.

AutonomouStuff, part of Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division, is dedicated to transforming the transportation industry. They supply R&D platforms, products, software and engineering services for the advancement of robotics and autonomy systems. Customers value the expertise provided by AutonomouStuff along with their cutting-edge modular-based automation software solutions, perception, computing, GNSS+INS and interface components from one knowledgeable source.   

Here are three takeaways from the webinar:

1. Simulation has taken on a greater role in testing due to COVID-19.

While simulation was important for autonomous vehicles (AV) developed before COVID-19, it has become even more important as current conditions limit engineers’ ability to go to the office and access development vehicles. Also, remote access to AV systems has helped to reduce the number of people that need to be in a vehicle for testing.

2. Lidar is essential to address safety in autonomous vehicles.

John discussed how perception systems are a critical function for AVs to operate safely. He said lidar brings tremendous advantages to AVs with its ability to see the world; John believes that adding cameras and radar don’t deliver comparable capabilities. Bobby added how lidar can help AVs operate 24/7 and see their surrounding environment in 360-degrees to help make sure they are as safe as possible.

3. Automation will become increasingly deployed on our roadways.

Bobby noted that when he started his company back in 2010, the idea of autonomous vehicles driving in urban environments seemed impossible. Today, AutonomouStuff can enable a company to achieve autonomous driving in a single day. Bobby envisions automation on roadways will take many forms including cars, trucks and robots, and change our way of life. He believes just as smart devices are embedded throughout life today, the future of vehicle autonomy is headed on a similar path.

Watch the full webinar below!

Velodyne Lidar and AutonomouStuff executives discuss how autonomy is shaping the future of transportation.

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™.

Browse products

Join our Newsletter Newsletter
© Velodyne Lidar, Inc. 2020 All Rights Reserved