Media Coverage
Velodyne Lidar Executive Discusses How Lidar Solutions Can Advance Mobility
Mar 17, 2022 | By Velodyne Lidar

Laura Wrisley, our vice president of global sales at Velodyne Lidar, was featured in an Automobile & Parts story, discussing the market performance and future technology trends of lidar.

The article notes, “as one of the leaders of automation solutions in China, Velodyne Lidar Asia Pacific is headquartered in Beijing, China and has been serving Chinese customers for more than 10 years. Through advanced lidar solutions, Velodyne Lidar hopes to bring cost-effective products to more Chinese companies to help future mobility.”

Among the lidar solutions Laura covers is our Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (PAEB) system. She discusses PAEB tests we conducted that demonstrated a clear safety advantage of lidar-based PAEB over current camera- and radar-based PAEB in protecting vulnerable pedestrians in nighttime conditions. Laura says:

“The tests evaluated the Velodyne PAEB system and other radar and camera-based PAEB systems using Velodyne’s lidar sensors and Vella™ software. The results show that the comparable PAEB system based on radar and camera fails in five nighttime scenarios, while the lidar-based system avoids crashes and exhibits reliable driver assistance performance.”

The article looks at how partnerships, through the Automated with Velodyne program, are an important part of our go-to-market strategy. Laura provides an example of an AwV partner in China, saying:

“One of the AwV project partners is Beijing Zhixingzhe Technology Co., Ltd. (Idriverplus), which focuses on technological innovation and product development in the field of smart cars.”

China is a market of strategic importance to Velodyne. We look forward to continuing to deliver value by meeting customer needs for lidar through differentiated software and hardware solutions. As Laura says in the article:

“We believe that Velodyne can provide high-value software and hardware solutions to help customers solve system-level problems and help them succeed in a safer, more efficient and sustainable future.”

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Lidar (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne, a 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, intelligent infrastructure, 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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