Simon Warburton wrote an article in Just Auto on how EasyMile, a global leader in driverless technology and smart vehicle solutions, is using Velodyne lidar sensors. EasyMile employs the sensors in production of its EZ10 autonomous passenger shuttles that are on the road in more than 30 countries around the world.
The article mentioned Olivier Pairot, EasyMile’s Director of Product Marketing, saying:
“For precise navigation in real time, the EZ10s use our algorithm that fuses data from a variety of perception sensors, including lidar and camera, and localization sensors, including GPS, INS and odometry. Velodyne lidars along with radar scan for objects, vehicles, animals and people that might pose a collision threat, feeding that information to the vehicle’s control software. By utilizing Velodyne sensors, we are able to best gather information on every part of our environment, both close to the vehicle and at longer ranges.”
Subhajit Sankar Dasgupta posted a news story in Geospatial World that quoted Benoit Perrin, Managing Director and COO, EasyMile, saying:
“Velodyne’s high performance lidar technology is a key component in enabling our autonomous vehicles to deliver smart mobility in urban, suburban and private environments. Velodyne’s solutions have the reliability, quality and production scale we are looking for to continue to grow our fleet worldwide.”
Other media that covered this news include Financial Post, Fleet News Daily and Inside Unmanned Systems.
Autonomous shuttles, equipped with lidar, can improve public transport by connecting hubs and, in many cases, deliver a transport service where there otherwise wasn’t one available.
To read the Just Auto story, please go to: Velodyne Lidar unveils three-year EasyMile agreement.
To see the complete Geospatial World post, please go to: Velodyne Lidar announces agreement with EasyMile.
Velodyne Lidar (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne, a global leader in lidar, is known 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 robotics, industrial, intelligent infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all.