Velodyne’s $500 Velarray Solid-State Lidar Goes Into Production In 2021

Velodyne was the pioneer in automotive lidar sensors, providing the units used on the vehicles that won the DARPA Grand Challenge 13 years ago. Those iconic rotating buckets on the roof of many early automated driving prototypes worked, but at $80,000 they were way too expensive to ever be practical for regular use. Velodyne has just announced its latest sensor, the Velarray H800 with a target price of just $500. 

The Velarray H800 is the first of Velodyne’s line of solid-state lidar sensors. It utilizes Velodyne’s proprietary micro-lidar array architecture (MLA) with multiple laser emitters. The MLA system consists of an array of eight edge emitting lasers in a very small package about the size of a postage stamp when combined with Velodyne’s proprietary ASIC chip and photo detectors. This configuration is claimed to be much

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Velodyne Lidar Unveils Breakthrough Solid State Sensor for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomy

Available in Affordable Mass Quantities, Velarray H800 is the First in a Family of Solid State Sensors to Enhance Automakers’ Safety Features

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today debuted its latest innovation in its broad array of lidar sensors, the Velarray H800. The solid state Velarray H800 is architected for automotive grade performance and built using Velodyne’s breakthrough proprietary micro-lidar array architecture (MLA). With combined long-range perception and a broad field of view, this sensor is designed for safe navigation and collision avoidance in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous mobility applications. The Velarray H800’s compact, embeddable form factor is designed to fit neatly behind the windshield of a truck, bus or car, or be mounted seamlessly on the vehicle exterior. The Velarray H800 will be available at high-volume production levels with a target price of less than $500 to drive broad adoption in consumer and commercial vehicle markets.

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