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MADD and Velodyne Partnership Makes a Splash in the Media
Aug 08, 2019 | By Velodyne Lidar

For almost 40 years, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has worked to change behaviors and attitudes toward drunk driving. Through their work, the organization has learned technology is essential to achieving the goal of zero deaths caused by drunk driving.

Piyush Rajan wrote in Telematics Wire about how MADD has partnered for a second year with Velodyne Lidar.

The article noted:

“MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving is working toward eradicating this crime through four key elements that include supporting high visibility law enforcement, ignition interlocks, support for advanced vehicle technology, and building public support. Velodyne’s work with autonomous vehicle technology is a natural complement to MADD’s support for future technologies.”

In covering the MADD/Velodyne partnership, Lynn Walford wrote a story in Auto Connected Car News which stated:

“The partnership continues a public education effort across the country on the safety benefits of autonomous vehicle technology. On October 2, 2019, MADD will participate in Velodyne Lidar’s second annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The summit is designed to advance understanding of the safety benefits that can be achieved with autonomous vehicle technology.”

Business Insider posted the news, which quoted MADD National President Helen Witty saying:

“Autonomous vehicle technology holds the incredible promise of helping us eliminate drunk driving. That’s why we are so excited to partner with Velodyne.”

The news was also posted in Geospatial World and Safe Car News.

Velodyne and MADD will continue to work together in advocating for the safe advancement of autonomous vehicle technology so it can achieve its full potential in saving lives.

To read the complete Auto Connected Car News story, please go to: https://www.autoconnectedcar.com/2019/08/autonomous-self-driving-news/

To review the Telematics Wire article, please go to: https://www.telematicswire.net/vehicle-telematics-vehicle-information-technology-and-navigation/madd-partners-with-velodyne-lidar-to-understand-autonomous-vehicle-technology/

To see the Business Insider news post, please go to: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/madd-teams-with-velodyne-lidar-for-a-second-year-to-advance-understanding-of-autonomous-vehicle-technology-1028399387

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