Velodyne Demonstrates Lidar Solution for Rich Perception Data Collection on NVIDIA DRIVE Platform

Velodyne Lidar Sensors Provide Intelligence to Vehicle Manufacturers and Tier 1 Suppliers for Vehicle Autonomy and Driver Assistance Systems

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced its surround-view lidar solutions for collecting rich perception data in testing and validation are available on the NVIDIA DRIVE™ autonomous driving platform--allowing full, 360-degree perception in real time, facilitating highly accurate localization and path-planning capabilities.


"Velodyne's lidar sensors help deliver the intelligence to enable automated driving systems and roadway safety by detecting more objects and presenting vehicles with more in-depth views of their surrounding environments"

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Velodyne sensors' characteristics are also available on NVIDIA DRIVE Constellation™, an open, scalable simulation platform that enables large-scale, bit-accurate hardware-in-the-loop testing of AVs. The solution's DRIVE Sim™ software simulates lidar and other sensors, recreating a self-driving car's inputs with high fidelity in the virtual world.

"Velodyne and NVIDIA are at the forefront delivering the high-resolution sensing and high-performance computing needed for autonomous driving," said Mike Jellen, president and chief commercial officer of Velodyne Lidar. "As an NVIDIA DRIVE ecosystem partner, our intelligent lidar sensors are foundational to advance vehicle autonomy, safety, and driver assistance systems at leading global manufacturers."

Velodyne provides the industry's broadest portfolio of lidar solutions, which spans the full product range required for advanced driver assistance and autonomy by automotive OEMs, truck OEMs, delivery manufacturers, and Tier 1 suppliers. Proven through learning from millions of road miles, Velodyne sensors help determine the safest way to navigate and direct a self-driving vehicle. The addition of Velodyne sensors enhances Level 2+ advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features including Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Lane Keep Assist (LKA).

"Velodyne's lidar sensors help deliver the intelligence to enable automated driving systems and roadway safety by detecting more objects and presenting vehicles with more in-depth views of their surrounding environments," said Glenn Schuster, senior director of sensor ecosystem development at NVIDIA.

NVIDIA'S GPU Technology Conference

Velodyne Lidar is exhibiting at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, Calif., March 19 - 21. GTC is a global conference series providing training, insights, and direct access to experts on the hottest topics in computing today. Velodyne experts will be available at the conference to discuss lidar solutions and how they support NVIDIA's platforms.

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne provides the smartest, most powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. In 2005, Velodyne's Founder and CEO, David Hall, invented real-time surround view lidar systems, revolutionizing 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 perfect for L4-L5 autonomy Alpha Puck™, the ultra-wide angle VelaDome™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™, and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™.

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