Lidar pioneer Velodyne LiDAR will show its range of lidar sensors, including the Vellaray which is due to go into mass production next year. The Velarray boasts robust object detection and excellent range, resolution and field of view, to allow for longer braking distances and improve safety. Designed for seamless vehicle integration, this compact sensor is said to generate a richly detailed directional image, day or night. Although series production won’t start until 2020, samples are already available.
Using this new directional-view Velarray sensor, Velodyne has developed a complete ADAS solution which the company says is vastly superior to existing camera- and radar-based approaches. The system encompasses lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.
The VelaDome, which was designed for high-resolution short-range sensing, features a small form factor to suit a variety of mounting and styling options. With a 180° x 180° field of view and the ability to detect objects as close as 0.1m, it is ideally suited to applications such as blind-spot monitoring.
Velodyne’s senior vice president for quality and validation Mircea Gradu will also be giving a presentation at the concurrent Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium. Read the interview here and purchase your delegate pass here .