While overall driving was down 13 percent in miles driven last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, motor vehicle deaths were up 8 percent in the United States, reported the National Safety Council.
An Automotive World story covers how a Velodyne Lidar video shows that lidar technology can significantly improve Pedestrian Automated Emergency Braking (PAEB) systems, with the potential to save thousands of lives annually.
A Highways Today article notes the Velodyne video “presents striking test results where a highly-rated PAEB system using radar+camera-based technology failed in all six night-time scenarios while the Velodyne PAEB solution avoided a crash in every situation.”
A story in The Brake Report calls out how additional information on the PAEB testing can be found in a Velodyne white paper.
Lidar News posted an article on the news that quotes Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan saying:
“Everyone, particularly automakers and drivers will expect that ADAS, such as PAEB, perform effectively in a wide variety of lighting situations, particularly at night when the most pedestrian fatalities occur. We believe Velodyne’s lidar data and Vella processing software have shown to be effective and ready for implementation, with the potential to save the lives of thousands of pedestrians annually.”
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.