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Startland News Highlights Velodyne Lidar Winning 2022 SXSW Innovation Award
Mar 27, 2022 | By Velodyne Lidar

Group of SXSW Innovation Awards

A Startland News article features our Intelligent Infrastructure Solution (IIS) on its win in the 2022 SXSW Innovation Awards at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference.

The article quotes our CMO Sally Frykman discussing the award:

“We are not only thrilled to win this award but also honored to be working directly with the City of Austin, which chose to deploy our IIS technology at one of the most dangerous intersections in the city. Together, we are striving to realize the goal of Vision Zero to eliminate deaths of all vulnerable road users. We are going to transform transportation to improve safety, [sustainability] and efficiency!”

Our news release on the award states how IIS delivers traffic monitoring and analytics to improve road safety, efficiency and air quality, and help cities plan for smarter, safer transportation systems. By improving traffic flow and reducing congestion, the solution improves energy efficiency and reduces greenhouse gas emissions for a more sustainable future.

Austin Wilson, our Director of Intelligent Infrastructure, also provides comments in the story discussing lidar technology:

“Velodyne invented 3D lidar as the world knows it today, creating an entirely new industry. Lidar is a key technology for autonomous systems, including in the automotive, robotics, industrial and infrastructure markets. It can enable the movement of people and goods safely throughout the world.”

Austin continues by reviewing the importance of industry events like SXSW in advancing understanding about lidar and IIS:

“Leveraging lidar, edge compute and AI as a solution is even more of a rarity; being at SXSW was all about education – how we bring those three technologies into a solution to improve traffic safety. My focus was both how much can I learn from others, and how many people can I educate about our emerging technology. The conference and awards ceremony were a great success in those regards.”

For more information on our Intelligent Infrastructure Solution, contact Velodyne Sales: 669.275.2526, [email protected].

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