The New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) is the U.S. Government’s premier consumer information program for evaluating vehicle safety performance.
A story in Automotive World highlighted support from Velodyne Lidar for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plan to update to NCAP.
The article noted, “the NHTSA proposal would add four advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) capabilities to the NCAP, keeping pace with evolving safety technologies and providing much-needed information to consumers.”
Geospatial World posted a story on the NHTSA proposal that quoted Mircea Gradu, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Product and Quality, Velodyne Lidar, saying:
“NHTSA’s proposal has the potential to save lives. Adding ADAS to NCAP is an excellent step forward in advancing safety features in cars and educating consumers on what those features can and cannot do. Velodyne has long been engaged with NHTSA and other auto safety leaders on how to standardize ADAS features and establish a rating system that measures ADAS levels of performance. We are eager to work with the agency and all stakeholders on completing this important initiative.”
A Yahoo! Finance post added:
“Velodyne has for years been dedicated to testing lidar sensors and developing safety metrics for ADAS systems. NHTSA’s new plans allow Velodyne to share the company’s findings, weighing in on the capabilities of lidar-centric ADAS systems which have superior performance after sundown, an advantage over current radar+camera-based ADAS solutions.”
To read the entire Automotive World article, please go to: Velodyne Lidar commends NHTSA plan to update NCAP.
To review the complete Geospatial World story, please access: Velodyne boosts industry and government collaboration to advance vehicle safety.
To read the Yahoo! Finance post, please see: Velodyne Lidar Commends NHTSA Plan to Update NCAP.