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Develop with Velodyne’s world-class sensors

Advance solution innovation

Vella Development Kit (VDK) provides access to Velodyne Lidar’s breakthrough lidar-based perception software, paired with Velodyne’s world-class sensors.


VDK demonstrates Velodyne’s software capabilities, allowing customers to plug in Velodyne’s lidar with an off-the-shelf library of functions, advancing solution development for ever-evolving applications, and accelerating time to market. With VDK, innovate the future.



Operational Design Domains

VDK is capable of functioning across multiple operational design domains (ODD), initially available for urban and highway roadway ODDs with future applications in warehouse and sidewalk environments.



3D Object


Detect, classify and track dynamic and static objects




Obtain velocity measurements of tracked objects to support prediction tasks and path planning, find obstacles, and avoid collisions




Per-point labeling to partition the scene into drivable and non-drivable regions


Obstacle & Free
Space Detection


Enables path planning around generic obstacles in 3D space


Lidar Extrinsic


Cloud-based process that estimates the pose of the lidar in the vehicles coordinate frame

Use Case

Supported Sensors
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