Lidar sensors are increasingly seen as an essential component in advanced driver assistance systems in consumer vehicles.
Philip Ross writing in IEEE Spectrum hailed Velodyne Lidar’s introduction of the Velabit lidar sensor which “delivers the same technology and performance found on Velodyne’s full suite of state-of-the-art sensors.” Ross wrote Velodyne positions the Velabit as having “broken the US $100 barrier for automotive lidar.”
Ross noted the Velabit is “for use in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), such as emergency braking, lane keeping, and adaptive cruise control.”
The article quoted Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan saying:
“In the past 12 to 18 months [carmakers] are saying that lidar can be a very important tool for ADAS. And even in a luxury car, a safety option can’t cost more than few thousand [dollars]; a single device therefore has to be less.”
With the Velabit leading the way, lidar technology is poised to enable ADAS for safe navigation and collision avoidance.
To read the complete IEEE Spectrum article, please go to: Velodyne Will Sell a Lidar for $100