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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has debuted the solid state Velarray H800 designed for safe navigation and collision avoidance in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous mobility applications. It 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.

The Velarray H800 is Velodyne’s first new sensor to be launched since the company went public on September 30, 2020.

Anand Gopalan, Velodyne Lidar CEO, says: “With the introduction of the Velarray H800, we saw the opportunity to demonstrate how Velodyne’s lidar technology prowess spans many form factors and applications. Velodyne wants to improve roadway safety by making all vehicles smarter. That’s why we are working so hard to provide ADAS technology that can be implemented in the marketplace now. You will soon see more of our sensors and software product releases, offering building blocks of vehicle safety for the public.”

Marta Hall, Velodyne founder and CMO, adds: “We believe the Velarray H800 is the first of many lidar sensors that will be used in systems for powerful vehicle safety. Velodyne is introducing it as a key sensor for systems designed as building blocks for vehicle safety. Once the public experiences the benefits of reliable automated safety systems, they will welcome more products like this. We can save lives with ADAS.”

Velodyne is the first public pure-play lidar company and offers a broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies. 

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