The Velodyne Lidar news of a three-year sales agreement with Baidu for Alpha Prime™ lidar sensors gained considerable media attention.
A story in Automotive World included how Alpha Prime sensors “will be utilized for autonomous applications.” The article noted “Velodyne’s low-cost, high-scale manufacturing delivers attractive pricing for Baidu and its Apollo partners.”
An Auto Futures story by Adrian Smith quoted Yaoming Shen, Sr. Optical Engineer, Baidu, saying:
“In fulfilling our intelligent driving mission, Baidu works with innovation leaders like Velodyne to bring a safe, efficient autonomous driving experience to everyone.”
Eric Walz, writing a post in FutureCar, quoted Wei Weng, Executive Director of Asia, Velodyne Lidar, saying:
“Velodyne greatly values our relationship with Baidu, a strategic business partner and investor, and we are deeply committed to our combined work in the Chinese market. They are a trailblazer of intelligent driving technology and deployment, and their accomplishments and influence span global markets. Alpha Prime provides safe, efficient navigation for autonomous vehicles.”
Other media outlets that covered the Velodyne/Baidu news include: Associated Press, AutoBeat Daily, Automotive News, Highways Today, Just Auto and Lidar News.
To review the Automotive World article, please go here.
To see the post in Auto Futures, please go here.
To read the FutureCar story, please go here.
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.