SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Velodyne Lidar, Inc. was named a 2019 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony on April 8 in Detroit. Velodyne was the only lidar provider to win this prestigious award, which distinguishes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement, and business performance.
Velodyne was recognized for the Velodyne Alpha Puck™, a lidar sensor specifically made for autonomous driving and advanced vehicle safety at highway speeds. Perfect for Level 4-5 autonomy, the sensor produces an image best described as “stunning,” with the highest resolution data set in the world. It boasts the longest range for highway driving and maximum safety.
“Velodyne is honored to have the Alpha Puck celebrated for achieving automotive innovation excellence by Automotive News and its expert judges,” said Marta Hall, President and CBDO, Velodyne Lidar. “The culmination of ten years of lidar development and learning from millions of road miles, the Alpha Puck demonstrates Velodyne’s leadership position in providing the smartest, most powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance.”
Lidar sensors are a central component of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Velodyne is the highest volume supplier of lidar sensors to the automotive industry with more than 250 customers globally. Velodyne sensors provide rich computer perception data that allows real-time object and free space detection for safe navigation and reliable operation.
The 25th annual PACE Awards were presented by Automotive News and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) for game-changing product and process innovations. The Government of Canada was a platinum sponsor. The competition, which included an extensive review by an independent panel of industry expert judges, was open to suppliers which contribute products, processes, materials, or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks. The Automotive News PACE Award is accepted globally as the industry benchmark for innovation.
About Velodyne Lidar
Velodyne provides the smartest, most powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. In 2005, Velodyne’s Founder and CEO, David Hall, invented real-time surround view lidar systems, revolutionizing perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective Puck™, the versatile Ultra Puck™, the perfect for L4-L5 autonomy Alpha Puck™, the ultra-wide angle VelaDome™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™, and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™. To learn more about lidar, please visit Velodyne’s Lidar 101 webpage.