Velodyne Lidar launches Velabit - a compact sensor, at the CES 2020

Velodyne Lidar, Inc., the renowned company providing technology support for sensors across North America, Asia, and Europe, has recently introduced its smallest sensor, known as Velabit, leveraging its innovative lidar technology, at CES 2020.
This sensor will be made available to customers by mid-2020. It is designed in automotive grade for optimal lidar solution in autonomous vehicles and Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). It also supports Cross Traffic Detection, Blind-Spot Monitoring, Automatic Emergency Braking, etc.
Velabit is affordable and versatile. The company's product portfolio is perfectly complemented by this sensor and favorably influences manufacturing partnerships for high-volume production and high-revenue generation.
The company's mission to create quality 3D lidar sensors is made possible by Velabit. Its functioning and technology are relatively same as that of other set of state-of-the-art sensors. It is designed for bulk production and expected to act as catalyst in wide variety of industries for use in new applications. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), robots, etc., can be embedded with this compact sensor.
The combination of Velabit (mid-range sensor) with other Velodyne's lidar sensors such as Velarray offer high-speed operation and high configurability. It can also function as standalone lidar solution in low-speed applications.
Cost, safety, and design challenges in autonomous solution can be addressed by Velabit. Leading features of Velabit include compact structure of 2.4" x 2.4" x 3.18" (smaller than deck of playing cards), and outstanding field of view (FoV), among others.
As stated by CEO of the company, Anand Gopalan, Veladit standardizes lidar through its ultra-small form factor, with sensor pricing targeted at $100 high-volume production for use in many safety-critical applications. On the global scale, this innovation caters to what the industry has been seeking and start off new era of autonomous solutions.
Alberto Lacaze, president of Robotic Research, asserted there were no small or lightweight alternatives/lidars , until Velabit, that could perform mapping and obstacle avoidance functions. Velabit also covers GPS-denied HD mapping. At Convention Center in Las Vegas, Velabit is displayed on Velodyne Lidar's CES 2020 booth.
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