MEMS and Sensors

Velodyne’s new lidar offers ultra-wide FoV

15 June 2021
The Velabit lidar sensor can be used for automotive, robots, industrial machines, smart cities, delivery and more. Source: Velodyne

Velodyne Lidar Inc. has launched a new sensor equipped with micro-lidar array architecture for an ultra-wide field of view (FoV) and higher resolution.

Called Velabit, the lidar can be used in multiple industries and applications including:

  • Automotive and new mobility
  • Autonomous mobile robots
  • Industrial machines and warehouses
  • Infrastructure and smart cities
  • Sidewalk and last mile delivery
  • Drone mapping and navigation

Velabit is a solid-state sensor that achieves a maximum horizontal FoV of 90° and a maximum vertical FoV of 70°. Velodyne said this is three times more points per second than previous generations.

The lidar can be used in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for self-driving cars including blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic detection and pedestrian automatic emergency braking (PAEB).

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