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Media Coverage on Velodyne’s Sensors Powering the Olli Self-Driving Shuttle
Dec 03, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar

Autonomous shuttles are emerging as key players in providing mobility services across neighborhoods, campuses and urban city centers.

Numerous media outlets posted stories on how Local Motors is using Velodyne’s lidar sensors to enable safe, reliable operation of Olli, the company’s 3D-printed, electric, self-driving shuttle.

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced a multi-year sales agreement with Local Motors. Local Motors uses Velodyne’s lidar sensors to enable safe, reliable operation of Olli, the company’s 3D-printed, electric, self-driving shuttle.
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced a multi-year sales agreement with Local Motors. Local Motors uses Velodyne’s lidar sensors to enable safe, reliable operation of Olli, the company’s 3D-printed, electric, self-driving shuttle.

Anthony Davis wrote a Highways Today story that quoted Vikrant Aggarwal, President, Local Motors, saying:

“We selected Velodyne’s sensors after a rigorous evaluation process where they clearly stood out as the right strategic partner to address our long-term lidar needs. Velodyne’s technology leadership gives us confidence we will always have the latest lidar technology to help ensure safety in our vehicles. We look forward to co-evolving our product offerings to address more use cases in the autonomous mobility space.”

A Yahoo! Finance story quoted Laura Wrisley, Vice President of North American Sales, Velodyne Lidar, saying:

“With Olli, Local Motors is empowering communities to redefine local transportation and create opportunities for people with mobility challenges. Our sensors provide the much-needed data for Olli’s critical safety features. Local Motors is a valued customer that is open and easy to collaborate with in addressing their lidar needs. The insights from Local Motors on our product development and prototypes have been very helpful in shaping our sensor portfolio to enable safer autonomous driving.”

Look for self-driving shuttles like Olli to act as connectors in multimodal transportation networks. They can complement mobility ecosystems by providing first-mile, last-mile solutions which address transportation gaps and inefficiencies.

Other media that covered the news included 3D Printing Media Network, Aftermarket news, Auto Connected Car News, Auto Futures, Automotive World and Lidar News.

To review the Highways Today story, please go to Velodyne Lidar announces agreement with digital vehicle manufacturer Local Motors.

To see the post in Yahoo! Finance, please go to Velodyne Lidar Announces Multi-Year Sales Agreement With Local Motors.

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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