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Velodyne Lidar Announced as Finalist for AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has been named as a finalist in the Vision/Camera Systems & Components category of the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). Velodyne was selected from a pool of accomplished applicants as one of several finalists. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at AUVSI XPONENTIAL on Tuesday, Apr. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT at McCormick Place in Chicago.

XCELLENCE awards finalist Velodyne Alpha Puck™ delivers a high-resolution surround-view image to accurately measure and analyze any environment for mobile mapping, as well as real-time inspection, detection, and monitoring applications. The performance, range, and compact form factor of Velodyne sensors enable developers to design versatile systems that can be configured to any mapping need.

“The rapid growth of the unmanned systems industry is reshaping our future by expanding business markets, providing consumers with innovative solutions and even saving lives,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “The XCELLENCE awards recognize companies and individuals who are achieving remarkable results with unmanned systems technology to benefit our communities.”

At AUVSI XPONENTIAL, Frank Bertini, UAV and Robotics Business Manager at Velodyne (booth #1420), will deliver a featured presentation on the business cases for 3D lidar technology in mobile mapping applications. Bertini will discuss revenue-generating strategies created by adding lidar to drones, backpacks, and all-terrain vehicles (ATV) to build autonomous solutions.

“Velodyne sensors provide systems developers the rich computer perception data needed to enable high-performing mapping systems in a lightweight, versatile solution,” said Mike Jellen, President and CCO, Velodyne Lidar. “Velodyne sensors make it quick and easy to build highly accurate 3D models of any environment in aerial mapping and surveying.”

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