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Velodyne Lidar Wins 2019 Automotive News PACE Award

April 11, 2019

Velodyne Lidar Wins 2019 Automotive News PACE Award

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. 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 is honored to have the Alpha Puck celebrated for achieving automotive innovation excellence by Automotive News and its expert judges,” said Marta Hall, President...... Continue Reading

Velodyne Lidar Announced as Finalist for AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

April 3, 2019

Velodyne Lidar Announced as Finalist for AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has been named as a finalist in the Vision/Camera Systems & Components category of the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). Velodyne was selected from a pool of accomplished applicants as one of several finalists. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at AUVSI XPONENTIAL on Tuesday, Apr. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT at McCormick Place in Chicago. XCELLENCE awards finalist Velodyne Alpha Puck™ delivers a high-resolution surround-view image to accurately measure and analyze any environment for mobile mapping, as well as real-time inspection, detection, and monitoring applications. The performance, range, and compact...... Continue Reading

Velodyne Lidar’s Sponsorship of Japan Automotive AI Challenge Advances Next Generation Engineers

April 3, 2019

Velodyne Lidar’s Sponsorship of Japan Automotive AI Challenge Advances Next Generation Engineers

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. participated as a gold sponsor in the recent Japan Automotive AI Challenge. The university student competition, organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, brought together student teams to compete for artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm accuracy during autonomous driving on test roads. The challenge, which took place at the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan on March 23-24, 2019, supports education of AI engineers in autonomous vehicle (AV) development. AI algorithms developed by the teams were installed in self-driving motorized karts and used in a test-track competition. Each of the autonomous karts was equipped with Velodyne Puck™ lidar sensors to provide the rich...... Continue Reading

Tesla unveils Model Y as EV vehicle race heats up, price starts at $39,000

March 17, 2019

Tesla unveils Model Y as EV vehicle race heats up, price starts at $39,000

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla Inc unveiled its Model Y electric sports utility vehicle on Thursday evening in California, promising a much-awaited crossover that will face competition from European car makers rolling out their own electric rivals.
Chief Executive Elon Musk said the compact SUV, built on the same platform as the Model 3, would first debut in a long-range version with a range of 300 miles (482"... Continue Reading

Velodyne Lidar CEO Wins Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ Autos2050 Award

March 17, 2019

Velodyne Lidar CEO Wins Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ Autos2050 Award

(AETOS Wire) -- The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance), a trade association representing 12 automakers, honored David Hall, chief executive officer and founder of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., as an Autos2050® award winner. Hall was selected in the award’s Ingenuity category, which pays tribute to executives for demonstrating exceptional creativity and uniqueness. The Auto Alliance recognized Hall as an industry leader by achieving his company’s goal of safe autonomous driving by providing some of the most advanced lidar sensors at automotive-grade pricing. The organization also saluted Hall for leading Velodyne in its launch of the World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology in 2018 that seeks to educate the public, media, and industry about the benefits of autonomous vehicle (AV) safety and industry challenges. Auto Alliance...... Continue Reading

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