The combined company has an intellectual property portfolio with 173 granted and 504 pending patents and a cash balance of over $315 million.
LiDAR companies Ouster, Velodyne to merge
Ouster and Velodyne predict the combined company will save at least $75 million in operating costs within the first 9 months of the transaction’s close.
ANYmal quadruped now equipped with Velodyne’s Puck LiDAR
The Puck is a compact LiDAR sensor that provides a 360-degree view with real-time 3D data and a 100 meter range.
Velarray M1600 designed by Velodyne Lidar for mobile robots, delivery vehicles
Velodyne Lidar said its new Velarray M1600 is a compact, solid-state lidar sensor designed to provide advanced perception for the growing autonomous mobile robot and last-mile delivery markets.
Alpha Prime sensor from Velodyne Lidar to sharpen self-driving car perception
Velodyne Lidar said its Alpha Prime sensor, which is now available, combines capabilities to help autonomous vehicles navigate more safely through dynamic and unfamiliar settings.
Optimus Ride self-driving vehicles use Velodyne lidar sensors
Optimus Ride, a self-driving vehicle technology startup that spun out of MIT in 2015, will use Velodyne‘s lidar sensors in its entire fleet. Optimus Ride is currently testing its vehicles in Massachusetts and New York, and it will soon be testing in California and Virginia. Optimus Ride’s all-electric shuttles move at slow speeds, maxing out…
Velodyne sues 2 Chinese rivals for lidar patent infringement
Velodyne, the world’s largest lidar developer, has filed patent infringement complaints against Hesai and Suteng (also known as RoboSense). The complaints were filed Aug. 13 to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The majority of autonomous vehicle companies rely on lidar, and the San Jose-based company said the two Chinese…
Velodyne Puck 32MR Lidar designed for drones & mobile robots
The Velodyne Lidar Puck 32MR is designed for low-speed autonomy, including mobile robots and drones. | Credit: Velodyne Lidar Velodyne Lidar has introduced the Puck 32MR sensor to offer a perception solution for low-speed autonomous markets, including robotics, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Velodyne said the solution is “cost effective,” but interested parties will have…
Velodyne Lidar acquires Mapper.ai for advanced driver assistance systems
Velodyne said it is adding Mapper.ai mapping and localization software to advance its revolutionary lidar-centric advanced driver-assistance systems.
Velodyne Lidar partners with Nikon to mass-produce cheaper lidar sensors
Velodyne said it is working with Nikon to mass-produce lidar sensors, which could lower their prices and help developers of robots, drones, and self-driving cars.