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Forbes Covers Velodyne Lidar’s Mapper Acquisition
Jul 30, 2019 | By Velodyne Lidar

The combination of Velodyne lidar hardware and emerging software capabilities is poised to revolutionize advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) performance and safety.

In an article in Forbes Magazine, Liane Yvkoff wrote that Velodyne Lidar acquired mapping and localization software as well as intellectual property assets from Mapper technology gives Velodyne access to some key algorithmic elements and accelerates the company’s ADAS development timeline.

Yvkoff wrote “lidar is considered by many to be superior to camera and radar technology at detecting objects in the dark, at long distances, and in all weather conditions.”

The article noted:

Velodyne “believes that the many of the accidents caused by driver error can be avoided if vehicles are equipped with forward facing lidar sensors, which provide accurate measurement of objects on the road. Coupling detection capability with GPS information could improve safety even more.”

Velodyne sees the combination of its sensors and software as enabling powerful lidar-based safety solutions that can be available on every vehicle.

To review the Forbes article, please see: With Acquisition Of, Velodyne Hastens Its Move Beyond Hardware.

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About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Velodyne’s Founder, David Hall, invented real-time surround view lidar systems in 2005 as part of Velodyne Acoustics. Mr. Hall’s invention revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective Puck™, the versatile Ultra Puck™, the autonomy-advancing Alpha Prime™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™ and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™.

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