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Velodyne Lidar Wins 2019 Automotive News PACE Award
Apr 10, 2019 | By ALBIE JARVIS

Velodyne Alpha Puck™ Acknowledged for Game-Changing Automotive Innovation

Velodyne Alpha Puck™ Acknowledged for Game-Changing Automotive Innovation

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. was named a 2019 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony on April 8 in Detroit. Velodyne was the only lidar provider to win this prestigious award, which distinguishes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement, and business performance.

“The culmination of ten years of lidar development and learning from millions of road miles, the Alpha Puck demonstrates Velodyne’s leadership position in providing the smartest, most powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance.”

Velodyne was recognized for the Velodyne Alpha Puck™, a lidar sensor specifically made for autonomous driving and advanced vehicle safety at highway speeds. Perfect for Level 4-5 autonomy, the sensor produces an image best described as “stunning,” with the highest resolution data set in the world. It boasts the longest range for highway driving and maximum safety.

Velodyne Alpha Puck™ is a lidar sensor specifically made for autonomous driving and advanced vehicle safety at highway speeds.

“Velodyne is honored to have the Alpha Puck celebrated for achieving automotive innovation excellence by Automotive News and its expert judges,” said Marta Hall, President and CBDO, Velodyne Lidar. “The culmination of ten years of lidar development and learning from millions of road miles, the Alpha Puck demonstrates Velodyne’s leadership position in providing the smartest, most powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance.”

Velodyne Alpha Puck™ can simultaneously locate the position of people and objects around a vehicle and assess the speed and route at which they are moving.

Lidar sensors are a central component of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Velodyne is the highest volume supplier of lidar sensors to the automotive industry with more than 250 customers globally. Velodyne sensors provide rich computer perception data that allows real-time object and free space detection for safe navigation and reliable operation.

The 25th annual PACE Awards were presented by Automotive News and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) for game-changing product and process innovations. The Government of Canada was a platinum sponsor. The competition, which included an extensive review by an independent panel of industry expert judges, was open to suppliers which contribute products, processes, materials, or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks. The Automotive News PACE Award is accepted globally as the industry benchmark for innovation.

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About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Lidar (NASDAQ: VLDR) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne is the first public pure-play lidar company and is known worldwide 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. For more information, visit www.velodynelidar.com.

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