Velodyne will demonstrate how its lidar sensors and Vella software can be applied to create powerful ADAS solutions with improved safety, including pedestrian and bicyclist avoidance, lane keeping assist, automatic braking and more.
During the 2019 Formula Student, Europe’s educational engineering competition, Velodyne Lidar, Inc. contributed sensors to 20 university teams across Europe.
The partnership aims to mass-produce a lidar system in 2021 for level 3 autonomous driving, targeting the Asia market first.
In addition to ADAS, Velodyne will incorporate Mapper technology into lidar-centric solutions for other emerging applications, including autonomous vehicles, last-mile delivery services, security, smart cities, smart agriculture, robotics and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Velodyne’s support of the competition helps to accelerate autonomous vehicle development.
The AutoDrive Challenge, organized by General Motors and SAE International, is a three-year competition in which student engineering teams from eight university programs are tasked with developing and demonstrating a fully autonomous passenger vehicle.