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Velodyne Expert Examines How Lidar Advances Safety in E-Motec Magazine
Apr 21, 2021 | By Velodyne Lidar

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can help enable safe navigation and collision avoidance, offering the potential to contribute to increased safety for all road users.

Camera vs Lidar
Camera vs Lidar

In an article published in e-mobility Technology International (E-Motec), Dieter Gabriel, Marketing Manager – EMEA at Velodyne Europe GmbH, writes how:

“Lidar sensors are on the path to potentially become a key component of ADAS, helping to enable safer mobility. These sensors can capture high-definition, three-dimensional information, providing vehicles with a more detailed view of their surroundings to maximize roadway safety.”

The article looks at how Pedestrian Automated Emergency Braking (PAEB) systems – an ADAS solution – can be significantly improved by adding lidar. Dieter shares details of a Velodyne white paper and video on nighttime tests conducted by Velodyne of our lidar-based PAEB system compared to a highly-rated system using camera+radar technology. In these conditions, the camera+radar-based system failed in all five scenarios while the lidar-based system avoided a crash in every situation tested.

Dieter’s article also looks beyond vehicles to discuss how lidar is emerging as an important capability in making transportation infrastructure more efficient, sustainable and safe.

Deploying lidar in vehicles and transportation infrastructure has the potential to significantly advance safety.

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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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