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Velodyne the Subwoofer guys also planning to drive us at CES. And Beyond.

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Velodyne sensors

Velodyne sensors

The Autonomous Vehicle.  One interesting US based company in the mix is Velodyne Acoustics.  Velodyne acoustics?  You mean the same guys that make high-end subwoofers for my home theater?  Yes.

But Velodyne’s real estate at CES will extend only to the footprint of its iconic LiDAR-equipped car.   That’s it.  But when you stop by, there will be no question about who’s in the driver’s seat.

Velodyne is recognized worldwide for developing high-definition LiDAR sensors for autonomous vehicle applications (e.g., the Google car), including 3D mapping and surveying.  And that story is just getting better.  The company’s real-time HDL 3D LiDAR sensor family is the sensor for assisted or autonomous driving.  Velodyne created the technology during the DARPA Grand Challenge days and optimized it for self-driving vehicles.

Velodyne’s sensor is used by virtually every car manufacturer and tier 1 supplier in the business, including Ford, which earlier this month showcased its Ford Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle with 4x Velodyne HDL-32Es on the roof, providing 360º degree views with remarkable quality

We also reported about Velodyne’s involvement with the autonomous vehicle in China.

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