Velodyne LiDAR Launches VLS-128™, The World’s Highest Resolution LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles

With substantial improvements in field-of-view, range, and resolution, VLS-128™ improves the overall perception system to accelerate the development of driverless cars SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne Labs today announced that it has produced a LiDAR with the world’s best resolution, longest range, and widest field of view, the result of which will boost the autonomous vehicle and advanced safety market. The […]

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Velodyne LiDAR Gears Up for the Autonomous Revolution with Investments from Ford and Baidu

MORGAN HILL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne LiDAR, Inc., the recognized global leader in Light, Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR technology, today announced the completion of a combined $150 million investment from co-investors Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] (“Ford”) and China’s leading search engine company Baidu, Inc. [Nasdaq:BIDU] (“Baidu”). The investment will allow Velodyne to rapidly expand the design and production of high performance, […]

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Baidu Invests in Velodyne

Gasgoo (Shanghai, August 15th)—It’s learned that Baidu (owner of the leading search engine in Japan) has reached investment intent with Velodyne LiDAR, but no accurate investment amount or share ratio has been reported. In the future, the two companies will conduct deep cooperation in self-driving and other areas. Velodyne is a Silicon Valley company which established in 1983, famous for its 64-Line […]

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Automated Feature Extraction Goes Mainstream

Background Civil Maps is an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up based in Silicon Valley.  Over the past couple of years, they have developed industry leading technologies for the autonomous vehicle industry.  Their key technologies include automated registration of LiDAR point clouds without the need for ground control points, automated feature extraction to rapidly produce large area maps, and Scout, their low-cost […]

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Velodyne – XPONENTIAL Preview

Please Visit us at Booth #325 Puck LITE, which made its public debut in February at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum, will be on display at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016, May 2-5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans (Booth #325).  With a 30-degree vertical field of view and a range of 100 meters, Puck LITE builds on […]

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Velodyne Keynotes D.C. Geospatial Mapping Conference

Geospatial Data Seen as Boon to Improving Transportation Infrastructure, Panel Says; Mandli and Facet Technology Showcase Solutions   MORGAN HILL, Calif. (Nov. xx, 2015) – As revamping America’s transportation infrastructure claims a top spot on the nation’s agenda, LiDAR pioneer Velodyne has urged that geospatial LiDAR data be part of the solution.   Speaking before the influential Geospatial Transportation and […]

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Velodyne’s LiDAR Puck Guides ESIGELEC Team to Win

MORGAN HILL, CALIF. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 10, 2015 Isolated and potentially vulnerable, offshore oil drilling platforms would seem ideal destinations for next-generation robots. That’s precisely the inspiration behind the ARGOS Challenge, an international robotics competition designed to foster development of a new class of autonomous robots adapted to surveillance and technical maintenance of oil and gas sites (http://www.argos-challenge.com/en/challenge#sthash.PVW4vvtc.dpuf). And, deploying its […]

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From Scanning Film to 3D Online Mapping

THE HISTORY This mapping story begins with a small company that was dominating the scanning market some 15 years ago, but it wasn’t the 3D laser scanning market – it was the scanning of large format aerial film. In those days digital cameras were just coming onto the scene and established aerial mapping companies were still looking to recover their […]

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