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Velodyne Lidar Introduces Puck 32MR Sensor For Autonomous Systems

In addition to featuring Velodyne’s patented surround-view perception capability, the Puck 32MR boasts a range of 120 meters and a 40-degree vertical field of view to enable navigation in unfamiliar and dynamic settings.

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Velodyne Lidar has introduced the Puck 32MR sensor to address key markets in the autonomous industry.

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The sensor “offers a cost-effective perception solution for low-speed autonomous markets including industrial vehicles, robotics, shuttles and unmanned aerial vehicles,” the company said in a news release.

The Puck 32MR bolsters Velodyne’s portfolio of patented sensor technology, delivering rich perception data for mid-range applications, according to the company.  

In addition to featuring Velodyne’s patented surround-view perception capability, the Puck 32MR boasts a range of 120 meters and a 40-degree vertical field of view to enable navigation in unfamiliar and dynamic settings.

Generating a high-resolution point cloud with minimal noise in all light conditions, the Puck 32MR accurately detects crosswalks, curbs, vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles and obstacles for safe and efficient operation in roadway, commercial and industrial use cases.

“We are proud to announce the Puck 32MR as the latest addition to our broad array of lidar products,” said Anand Gopalan, chief technology officer for Velodyne Lidar. “Velodyne continues to innovate lidar technologies that empower autonomous solutions on a global scale. This product fills a need for an affordable mid-range sensor, which our customers expressed a need for, and we took this to heart. We strive to meet our customers’ needs, and the Puck 32MR is another example of our versatility within an evolving industry.”

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The power-efficient Puck 32MR is designed to extend vehicle operating time within broad temperature and environmental ranges without the need for active cooling, according to the company. The sensor uses proven 905-nanometer, Class 1 eye-safe technology and is assembled in Velodyne’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

“Velodyne provides world-class technical support for the sensor across North America, Europe and Asia,” the company added in a news release.

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