Velodyne Lidar has introduced a new partner program for the company’s integrator ecosystem in order to commercialize next-generation autonomous solutions that use its lidar technology, such as autonomous driving systems, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) and other robotic platforms. Velodyne will help companies via the platform by supporting innovation, promoting applications and creating lasting customer and business relationships.
The Automated with Velodyne program reflects Velodyne’s focus on accelerating market adoption of 3D lidar innovations. In addition to its portfolio of versatile lidar solutions, Velodyne also provides technical, sales and distribution channel service and support. The program includes joint marketing activities to promote partner brands and customer success at trade shows, social and owned media channels, and more.
To date, almost 40 companies have signed up to the Automated with Velodyne program. They have used Velodyne lidar technologies to build solutions in application areas that include advanced driver assistance (ADAS), autonomous vehicles, mapping, and security.
Vikrant Aggarwal, President of Local Motors, commented: “We’re constantly improving the passenger experience within [the company’s self-driving shuttle] Olli. Our manufacturing model enables us to test and add the latest and greatest technology such as Velodyne’s lidar solutions. Their team was instrumental in providing safety-inspired, breakthrough lidar technology to ensure our passengers have the best mobility experience possible. In being a part of the Automated with Velodyne program, we are able to work collaboratively with the Velodyne team for global promotional efforts.”
Jon Barad, Vice President of Business Development at Velodyne Lidar, stated: “In this new era of autonomy, we are seeing exciting new uses of our lidar every day. These innovations have the potential to improve peoples’ lives in so many ways, including in efficiency, access to products and services, and safety. We are committed to working closely with this wonderfully diverse ecosystem to not only help deliver high-quality solutions, but to also support their business growth.”