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Vella Development Kit Simplifies Building Lidar-based Applications, Media Reports
Aug 03, 2021 | By Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Lidar introduced a new software development kit, which allows customers to utilize the advanced capabilities of Velodyne’s Vella lidar perception software for their autonomous solution development, reported Geospatial World.

Joel Davies, writing in Machine Vision & Innovation, noted the Vella Development Kit (VDK) “allows for faster processing times and better perception for autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems, mobile delivery devices, industrial robotics, drones and more.”

The article quotes Vishal Jain, Velodyne’s Vice President of Software Engineering, saying:

“The Vella Development Kit supports customers through the entire autonomous solution development lifecycle, from testing and evaluating sensors, to building initial proofs of concept, to demonstrating complete applications. VDK enables developers and integrators to see the world differently by connecting them to the complete array of robust perception capabilities provided by Vella.”

Anthony Davis, in a Highways Today story, wrote how “VDK is designed to leverage the unique, powerful capabilities of Velodyne’s latest solid state Velarray H800 and Velarray M1600 lidar sensors.”

Other media covering the VDK news included AiThority, Automotive World, Bloomberg, Telematics Wire and Yahoo! Finance.

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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, the 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 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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