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Media Coverage Features Velodyne Video on How Lidar Can Improve Pedestrian Safety
Apr 13, 2021 | By Velodyne Lidar

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.

This video from Velodyne Lidar showcases how Velodyne’s affordable lidar-based Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (PAEB) solution delivers superior performance in all conditions, a decisive advantage over radar+camera-based systems.

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.”

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 is the first public pure-play lidar company and is known worldwide 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 autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), smart cities and security. Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all.

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