Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan spoke on intelligent infrastructure and the convergence of connected and autonomous vehicles at the Smart Infrastructure & Energy Week online event, reported Yahoo! Finance.
Gopalan discussed how this convergence, powered by lidar hardware and software, can drive autonomous solutions that advance safe, sustainable and accessible transportation and smart communities, added the Yahoo! Finance post.
A Lidar News story quoted Velodyne CEO Anand Gopalan saying:
“The transportation sector is the largest contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions – 29 percent according to the EPA. Cleaner vehicles and intelligent infrastructure are creating opportunities to reduce energy usage and carbon pollution. I look forward to discussing with other industry leaders how government and business can use our innovative lidar solutions to enable vehicles to provide safer, more efficient mobility, and transform our roadways into smart infrastructure.”
An AutoNewsblaster story stated how Velodyne’s lidar sensor and software solutions “power safe mobility in connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV), and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Automated driving systems – both CAVs and ADAS – have the potential to reduce crashes, prevent injuries and save lives, according to NHTSA. The agency also states automated driving systems can help smooth traffic flow and reduce traffic congestion, which can decrease fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.”
To watch the video of this compelling Reuters Events session featuring Anand, go to “Mobility Webinar: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and the Sustainable Smart City.”