Velodyne Lidar Looks at ADAS
Lidar has become a major sensor option for tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles. But industry pioneer Velodyne Lidar also sees a more immediate market for lidar to support advanced driver assistance systems.
Lidar, says Senior Vice President Mircea Gradu, is “the ideal sensor” for such ADAS features as lane-keeping assist.
Gradu notes that Velodyne has recently shifted into mass-production mode after optimizing its lidar devices and ramping up capacity at a highly automated factory in California.
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While at the Tokyo Motor Show this week various vehicle manufacturers were showing off all manner of cars and crossovers and transportation devices that typically had to do with something autonomous, connected and/or electrified (ACE, as CAR’s Brett Smith categorizes this burgeoning field), the guys from Chevy were in El Segundo, California, showing off a different take on what can best be described as “toys for boys”—boys who do or don’t have driver’s licenses.
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This is the 3E. A design by the renowned automotive designer Camilo Pardo, the man behind many striking designs, including the ‘05/’06 production Ford GT.