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Velodyne CTO Describes the Future of Lidar for Autonomy and Driver Assistance
Jan 24, 2019 | By Velodyne Lidar

Automakers and emergent technology companies are competing to develop the most advanced systems for safety and autonomy. Velodyne Lidar’s CTO, Anand Gopalan, recently sat down with Matthew Beecham from just-auto.com to explain how lidar is an essential component of these systems. He describes how Velodyne is extending its lidar industry leadership through continuous innovation of the company’s product portfolio, mass manufacturing, and addressing the technologies required to achieve vehicle autonomy.

In discussing the performance standards necessary for SAE Levels 4 – 5, Gopalan said:

“True autonomous driving requires sensor systems that perceive a 360-degree field of view with precision and at a far distance. Velodyne’s Alpha Puck is the most advanced lidar sensor on the market for autonomous vehicles and solves, for the first time, use cases in urban environments and at highway speeds and provides for advanced vehicle safety.”

Gopalan also explores other industry sectors – in addition to automotive – where Velodyne lidar solutions are being used. Those include mobile mapping, industrial uses, robotics and security.

Read the full article here: CES – Velodyne CTO on Lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance

About Velodyne Lidar

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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