Velodyne Lidar, Inc. recently announced a multi-year sales agreement with NAVYA, a leading company in autonomous driving systems. Since 2015, NAVYA has been using Velodyne lidar sensors in production for its autonomous shuttle fleet that provides mobility services to cities and private sites.
NAVYA plans to pursue the worldwide expansion of its shuttle with Velodyne’s state-of-the-art sensors for precise real-time localization and object detection. The NAVYA autonomous shuttle fleet offers effective first- and last-mile transportation solutions, with optimized navigation and safety features. The shuttles use advanced guidance and detection systems and are enhanced with deep learning technology.
“We are continuing our partnership with Velodyne Lidar because their technology enables us to place autonomous shuttles on the road today,” said Jérôme Rigaud, COO, NAVYA. “Our successful five-year experience working with Velodyne’s lidar solutions has proven that they provide a key component in our sensor kit needed to help move our fleet to the mass deployment stage.”
“NAVYA is at the forefront of inventing and growing the autonomous shuttle business, providing an innovative, clean mobility solution,” said Anand Gopalan, CEO, Velodyne Lidar. “Their driverless shuttles demonstrate how Velodyne lidar sensors provide robust data for safe, efficient navigation across urban centers, hospitals, universities, industrial sites and more.”