SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today announced it is joining forces with the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) to produce a webinar that will explore how lidar technology can drive intelligent mobility in smart city applications. Velodyne and ITS America are working together to advance progress in autonomous vehicles and smart city solutions with the goal of saving lives, improving mobility and promoting sustainability.
The free webinar, called “A Lidar-Based Approach to Pedestrian Safety,” takes place on November 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EST. To register, please go to the webinar website here.
Between 2009 and 2018, pedestrian fatalities increased by 53% according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than 6,000 pedestrians are killed every year in traffic-related crashes.
To address these problems, lidar-based technologies are being implemented across industries, including for autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance and intelligent infrastructure. The webinar panel will discuss how lidar-equipped solutions are being deployed with the goal of saving lives.
The panel is moderated by Amy Ford, Vice President, Policy Programs and Mobility on Demand at ITS America. Webinar panelists are:
- Nikhil Naikal – Vice President of Software Engineering, Velodyne Lidar
- Asad Lesani – CEO, Blue City Technology
- Olivier Le Cornec – CTO, NAVYA
“Lidar-based smart city and automated vehicle safety solutions can help save lives, improve mobility and promote sustainability. The panel discussion will share insights on how companies and government organizations are using lidar sensors to enable a new generation of intelligent infrastructure and deployment of autonomous vehicles,” said Ford.
“Webinar attendees can hear from the expert panel how Velodyne’s sensors are used today to advance pedestrian and vehicle safety on the roadways, and improve mobility and efficiency in our communities,” said Sally Frykman, Chief Communications Officer, Velodyne Lidar.
About Velodyne Lidar
Velodyne Lidar (NASDAQ: VLDR) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne is the first public pure-play lidar company and is known worldwide for its broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies. Velodyne’s revolutionary sensor and software solutions provide flexibility, quality and performance to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, including autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), smart cities and security. Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all. For more information, visit www.velodynelidar.com.
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