The efficacy of lidar in creating robust and feature-rich advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) has been acknowledged across the auto industry in the past few years.
Lindsay Brooke, writing in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering, covered the launch of the solid state Velarray H800, a lidar sensor designed for safe navigation and collision avoidance in ADAS and autonomous mobility applications. The story called the Velarray H800 “a robust, capable and package-efficient sensor that can tuck into the rear-view mirror module behind the windscreen.”
The article noted the Velarray H800 “design for manufacturability (DFM) and scalability were key tenets of the Velarray program.” It quoted Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan, saying:
“For mass adoption of lidar, the product must be producible in the hundreds of thousands, with multiple sources for the key components with automotive-sized manufacturing footprints.”
The article closed with Brooke writing: “For automotive lidar to become ubiquitous, the cost to the OEM and the end price of the technology are critical.” That section quoted Anand saying:
“Velodyne’s vision is to improve and democratize vehicle safety across the entire segment. That’s the reason we’re working hard to provide affordable ADAS technology to the marketplace.”
To read the entire Autonomous Vehicle Engineering article, please go to: Velodyne Preps for Volume Lidar.