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Joint Statement by Velodyne and Hesai
Jul 21, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar
Joint statement by Velodyne and Hesai

SAN JOSE, Calif. (July 21, 2020) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. and Hesai Technology are pleased to announce that the two companies have entered a long‑term global cross-licensing relationship encompassing a broad range of 360° surround-view Lidar sensors. This mutually beneficial relationship covers both existing and future patents of both companies. Velodyne and Hesai have also agreed to dismiss all the current legal proceedings in the U.S., Germany, and China that exist between the two companies. Velodyne and Hesai are looking forward to a Lidar market that will offer highly diverse products for real time 3D sensing applications to benefit the community of autonomous vehicles and other applications.

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Velodyne’s Founder, David Hall, invented real-time surround view lidar systems in 2005 as part of Velodyne Acoustics. Mr. Hall’s invention revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective Puck™, the versatile Ultra Puck™, the autonomy-advancing Alpha Prime™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™ and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™.

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