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Article Looks at How Velodyne’s Alpha Prime™ Sensor Helps Enable Safe Autonomy
Sep 22, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar

Autonomous shuttles, or robotaxis, are spearheading commercial autonomous vehicle (AV) use cases. And to help deliver robotaxi services, the Velodyne Alpha Prime™ sensor provides robust 3D image data for safe, efficient navigation.

Point cloud created by Velodyne Lidar's Alpha Prime sensor
Point cloud created by Velodyne Lidar’s Alpha Prime sensor

Writing in Autonomous Vehicle International, Sally Frykman and Dieter Gabriel, both of Velodyne Lidar, discussed how Velodyne’s Alpha Prime is a next generation lidar sensor that utilizes Velodyne’s patented 360-degree surround view perception technology to support autonomous mobility.

In looking at Alpha Prime capabilities, the article noted:

“The Alpha Prime enables autonomous operation within a broad range of settings, including urban and highway environments. It provides exceptional detection of dark or low reflectance objects at long distances, such as tires, dark vehicles, low reflectivity pavement and low visibility pedestrians. The sensor also outstandingly delivers advanced negative obstacle perception, such as potholes and cracks in the road.”

Click here to read the full article “Safe autonomy” in Autonomous Vehicles International.

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Lidar (NASDAQ: VLDR) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne is the first public pure-play lidar company and is known worldwide 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. For more information, visit www.velodynelidar.com.

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