Solid State and the Highest Performing LiDAR in the World will Drive ADAS and Autonomy in 2018.
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne LiDAR Inc., the world leader in LiDAR sensors, will demonstrate several LiDAR products including two revolutionary LiDAR which will transform the world of transportation. One can see a demonstration of the Solid State Velarray, the smallest LiDAR, in a form factor that can be concealed behind windshields, within roof lines, and in bumpers. It is the highest performance LiDAR for ADAS today, with quality standards of a Velodyne.
A must-see at the CES Velodyne booth #3525 in the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention is the VLS-128 LiDAR, the LiDAR which will navigate for fleets of autonomous vehicles in 2018. The Velodyne VLS-128 has the highest resolution and longest range, and it is considered the world’s highest performing LiDAR in the world today. It can be seen in action at the booth. Fleets of cars throughout the United States have already been seen testing autonomy and soon will sport the VLS-128 for enhanced navigation and safety.
“We have customers that demand the best perception systems for their fully autonomous vehicle programs, and the VLS-128 delivers. Other customers seek ADAS L2-4 functionality from our consumer-grade Velarray LiDAR, which provides the power of Velodyne perception in a format perfect for vehicles today. These leading-edge sensors, along with Velodyne’s broader product portfolio and over 500 employees across five offices, highlight our unmatched scale in real-time 3D LiDAR research, development, and manufacturing,” said Mike Jellen, President and CCO of Velodyne.
“We expect 2018 to be a watershed year for both Velodyne and the industry, laying the foundation for autonomous vehicle deployments around the world in just a few years,” Jellen continued. “At CES 2018, Velodyne will showcase the LiDAR that will be seen on the first wave of autonomous vehicles, as well as new LiDAR use cases that take advantage of Velodyne’s high-resolution, long-range sensors.”
Velodyne borrowed from the streets of Switzerland, a NAVYA autonomous Mini-Bus that currently navigates with three Velodyne VLP-16 LiDAR. The NAVYA Cab seats 1-6 passengers, driving up to speeds of 30 MPH on roads. (For faster speeds, the company plans to upgrade to a higher resolution, longer range LiDAR. It is well understood that the faster the speed of a vehicle, the more important it is for the “3D eyes” of the car to be of the highest performance.) The Cab is available at the booth to explore inside and out!
Velodyne shows off use case examples at the booth with customers as the technology leads the global movement towards advanced safety and driverless cars. Examples are listed below.
Velodyne will highlight news, key products, and customer achievements during an in-booth press conference on Tuesday, January 9, at 3:30 pm PST.
Taking center stage in Velodyne’s booth will be demonstrations of new LiDAR sensors that expand the use case for autonomous vehicles, allowing for rapid mass deployment and increased testing in new environments.
Cutting Edge Customer and Partner Solutions
Within its booth, Velodyne will showcase a range of exhibitions and demonstrations from its broad ecosystem of hundreds of customers and partners that are developing new use cases for advanced LiDAR technology, including NAVYA, AGC, AutonomouStuff, Paracosm, mapper.ai, and Deep Maps.
CES 2018 Press Conference and Booth Schedule
Velodyne’s press conference will take place in Booth #3525 in the North Hall on Tuesday, January 9, at 3:30 pm PST. Space is limited, so please email [email protected] to RSVP.
Tuesday, January 9
Wednesday, January 10
Thursday, January 11
Friday, January 12
For more on Velodyne LiDAR at CES and to download press releases, photos and videos, visit www.velodynelidar.com. To schedule a product demo for VLS-128 or Velarray, email [email protected].
Velodyne Lidar Inc.
Andrew Hussey, 408-966-5078
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.