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Media Posts Video of Velodyne Executive Explaining Five-Diamond ADAS Rating System
Mar 19, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar
Velodyne's Dr. Mircea Gradu explaining proposed Five-Diamond Rating ADAS Rating System at CES 2020
Velodyne’s Dr. Mircea Gradu explaining proposed Five-Diamond Rating ADAS Rating System at CES 2020

More than 90 percent of new vehicles include advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

However, the wide variety of ADAS features offered can be confusing to consumers, who may not clearly understand their vehicles’ true capabilities and limitations or have an easy way of comparing system performance between vehicle models. This lack of information could reduce the safety gains of ADAS features by increasing the risk of improper use.

Image Sensors World posted a video presentation by Mircea Gradu, Sr. Vice President of Product and Quality at Velodyne Lidar, discussing the proposed five-diamond rating system, which aims to clarify and standardize terminology for ADAS features.

Velodyne developed the five-level rating system, utilizing diamonds to mark significant milestone achievements in vehicle system performance. The foundational ADAS technologies included in the five-diamond rating system are Lane Keep Assistance, Automatic Emergency Braking, Automatic Emergency Steering and Blind Spot Monitoring.

Velodyne is working with automotive safety organizations, in collaboration with SAE International, to foster an industry dialogue to refine and advance the system with the goal of improving driver and pedestrian safety.

View the video in its entirety below.

Velodyne’s Dr. Mircea Gradu video presentation at CES 2020 regarding the proposed Five-Diamond ADAS Rating System

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Velodyne’s Founder, David Hall, invented real-time surround view lidar systems in 2005 as part of Velodyne Acoustics. Mr. Hall’s invention revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective Puck™, the versatile Ultra Puck™, the autonomy-advancing Alpha Prime™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™ and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™.

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