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Velodyne Lidar Signs Five-Year Sales Agreement with QinetiQ, Media Reports
Jan 14, 2022 | By Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Lidar has a five-year sales agreement for our lidar sensors with QinetiQ Inc., a leading defense and security company, reports Robotics Tomorrow.

We posted a press release announcing the news that QinetiQ selected our sensors to provide perception and mapping capabilities across its unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) portfolio.

An IoT Evolution story by Maurice Nagle quotes Jon Hastie, Director UMS Programs at QinetiQ, saying:

“This sales agreement with Velodyne gives QinetiQ a competitive edge when delivering our autonomous system by providing strategic insight into their technological roadmap. In addition, the operational aspects will help us meet on-time delivery schedules and pass along cost efficiencies to the customer.”

An AiThority article quotes Laura Wrisley, our Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, saying:

“With its mission-led approach, QinetiQ is a proven developer of cutting-edge solutions. We are proud that our lidar technology is playing an important role in helping the U.S. Department of Defense advance their autonomous capabilities with new unmanned vehicles.”

A GIS Café story notes QinetiQ will use our “next-generation sensors as part of its open architecture approach to unmanned systems.”

An AUVSI post explains that QinetiQ UGVs are “found in a range of operational missions distancing operators from new everchanging threats.”

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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 robotics, industrial, 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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