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 to contact the company to find out the actual price.
In addition to featuring Velodyne’s patented surround-view perception capability, the new sensor boasts a range of 120 meters and a 40-degree vertical field of view to enable navigation in unfamiliar and dynamic settings.
Generating a high-resolution point cloud with minimal noise in all light conditions, the Puck 32MR detects crosswalks, curbs, vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles and obstacles for safe and efficient operation in roadway, commercial and industrial use cases.
“We are proud to announce the Puck 32MR as the latest addition to our broad array of lidar products,” said Anand Gopalan, Chief Technology Officer, Velodyne Lidar. “Velodyne continues to innovate lidar technologies that empower autonomous solutions on a global scale. This product fills a need for an affordable mid-range sensor, which our customers expressed, and we took to heart. We strive to meet our customers’ needs, and the Puck 32MR is another example of our versatility within an evolving industry.”
The Lidar sensor is designed for power-efficiency to extend vehicle operating time within broad temperature and environmental ranges without the need for active cooling. Velodyne said that the sensor uses proven 905 nanometer (nm), Class 1 eye-safe technology and is assembled in Velodyne’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
The Puck 32MR is designed for scalability and priced attractively for volume customers. Here is a look at how the Puck 32MR compares with Velodyne Lidar’s other sensors. Click the image below to enlarge the comparison chart.