Velodyne Lidar announced the Velarray H800 module, a compact solid-state lidar designed for use in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autopilot systems.
The developer calls the novelty a breakthrough product. When mass-produced, the lidar will cost less than $ 500, which means it can be used in mass market vehicles.
The module is built on a proprietary MLA (Micro-Lidar Array) architecture. Due to its small dimensions, the lidar can be located behind the windshield of the car. Installation on the outside of the machine is also possible, eg in the area of the radiator grille.
Velarray H800 provides 120 degrees horizontal and 16 degrees vertical field of view. It is possible to obtain information about the surrounding objects at a distance of 0.1 to 200 m.
The novelty can be used both as part of emergency braking systems and keeping the car in the lane, and as part of full-fledged maximum level autopilot systems (Level 5).
In addition to the automotive sector, other areas of application are named for Velarray H800: robotics, innovative smart city platforms, industrial systems, etc.
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