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Velodyne Lidar Shares Vision on Future of Transportation
Dec 22, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Expertise Showcased in Chamber of Commerce White Paper

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce champions fostering a thriving and innovative technology sector as an important component to America’s economic success and competitiveness.

The Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) tells the story of technology’s role in the U.S. economy and advocates for policy solutions that drive economic growth, spur innovation and create jobs.

Among the innovation areas that are C_TEC priorities are unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, and automated vehicles (AVs). These are both application areas where Velodyne’s products are contributing to development of advanced lidar-based solutions.

Velodyne Lidar's product portfolio, including the Alpha Prime, Puck and Velarray, are designed to help drive the autonomous strategies of automotive and robotaxi companies, and power advanced driver assistance systems.
Velodyne Lidar’s product portfolio, including the Alpha Prime, Puck and Velarray, are designed to help drive the autonomous strategies of automotive and robotaxi companies, and power advanced driver assistance systems.

To discuss how these technologies can improve transportation, C_TEC developed a white paper called Building the Foundation for the Future of Transportation. The white paper is intended to inform the U.S. Congress, government regulators and the general public. It discusses policy issues faced by UAS, urban air mobility (UAM) and AVs. The white paper includes policy recommendations on how to encourage further innovation and maintain U.S. leadership in these emerging technologies.

The Chamber invited Velodyne to contribute our expertise with a company case study on how lidar technology can deliver on the promise of safer mobility. The article discusses how our product portfolio, including the Alpha Prime ™, Puck ™ and Velarray, are designed to help drive the autonomous strategies of automotive and robotaxi companies, and power advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Local Motors uses Velodyne’s lidar sensors to enable safe, reliable operation of Olli, the company’s 3D-printed, electric, self-driving shuttle.
Local Motors uses Velodyne’s lidar sensors to enable safe, reliable operation of Olli, the company’s 3D-printed, electric, self-driving shuttle.

The case study also looks at Velodyne customer Local Motors, a leading digital vehicle manufacturer that develops sustainable mobility solutions to empower communities around the world. Local Motors uses Velodyne’s lidar sensors to enable safe, reliable operation of Olli, the company’s 3D-printed, electric, self-driving shuttle.

The C_TEC white paper states, “widespread and safe automated vehicle deployment will likely lead to numerous economic, mobility, environmental and safety benefits for the American public.”

Velodyne is committed to providing lidar-based solutions that enable safe and reliable operation for autonomous applications in UAS, automotive and many other industry segments.

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, 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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