Velodyne Lidar will showcase Velarray Lidar at the 2019 IAA Conference - How the sensor fits perfectly into the consumer vehicle - making the currently available high-end electric car safer. Velarray combines the high-end Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) in a compact form factor for safe navigation and collision avoidance. The laser radar is located behind the windshield of the vehicle that is demonstrated at IAA 2019.
Marta Hall, president and chief business development officer of Velodyne Lidar, said: “The visitors at IAA 2019 have noticed how these sensors are hidden in these exhibited vehicles and how they further enhance safety on the road. By using Velarray as an important sensory component, automakers can significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of driving assistance. Essentially, Velarray's lidar technology outperforms cameras and performance requirements, which are critical to avoid forward collisions and dangerous situations, including when driving from the side."
Velarray provides high-definition 3D information to give cars a more detailed surround view for maximum road safety. Velarray enables automakers to build superior ADAS to solve extreme examples of current methods, including curved roads, potholes, intersections, up and down ramps, residential areas and lanes with unclear lane markings. The sensor can also work at night to detect pedestrians, cyclists and locomotive drivers. Conversely, the current camera is trapped in a dark scene.
Velodyne Velarray sensor at IAA 2019
Velodyne Lidar claims that Velarray recognises objects faster and extends braking distances at high speeds. It has a horizontal angle of up to 120 degrees in the area detection, a vertical angle of about 35 degrees, and a maximum range of up to 200 meters. With its modern design for cars, the sensor supports fully automated driving and ADAS.