Velodyne Lidar Creates Dynamic Sensor For Autonomous Solutions

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The new sensor enhances the lidar technology for skillfully mapping objects that are in motion

Velodyne Lidar, a provider of smart and powerful lidar solutions for autonomy, introduces the Puck 32MR™ sensor. The sensor brings a cost-effective solution for industrial vehicles, robotics, shuttles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other autonomous markets.

The Puck 32MR is designed for scalability and power-efficiency that extends vehicle operating time within a wide temperature and environmental ranges without the need for active cooling. The sensor uses 905 nanometer (nm), Class 1 eye-safe technology and is assembled in Velodyne’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

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Alongwith Velodyne’s surround-view perception capability, the Puck 32MR allows a range of 120 meters and a 40-degree vertical field of view to enable navigation in unfamiliar and changing surroundings. Therefore, the sensor accurately detects crosswalks, curbs, vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles and obstacles for safe and efficient operation in roadway, commercial and industrial use cases.

Besides outstanding perception, this sensor also delivers reliability and durability in a compact form factor.

“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, Velodyne Lidar.

He further adds, “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, and we took to heart. We strive to meet our customers’ needs, and the Puck 32MR is another example of our versatility within an evolving industry.”

Key applications include automotive, mapping, security, robotics, UAV, R&D and industrial.

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Velodyne currently is providing world-class technical support for the sensor across North America, Europe and Asia.

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