Velodyne joins forces with EasyMile

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Velodyne has signed a three-year deal with EasyMile to provide lidar sensors for its EZ10 autonomous passenger shuttle.

EasyMile’s EZ10 shuttle will be enhanced with the sensors to safely and efficiently navigate on roadways.

The EZ10 was launched in April 2015 and has traveled 600,000km in autonomous mode on over 200 deployments.

It has the capacity for 15 passengers and includes a built-in automated electric ramp for individuals with disabilities.

Olivier Pairot, director of product marketing at EasyMile, said, “By utilizing Velodyne sensors, we are able to best gather information on every part of our environment, both close to the vehicle and at longer ranges.”

Benoit Perrin, managing director and COO of EasyMile, said, “Velodyne’s high performance lidar technology is a key component in enabling our autonomous vehicles to deliver smart mobility in urban, suburban and private environments. Velodyne’s solutions have the reliability, quality and production scale we are looking for to continue to grow our fleet worldwide.”

Erich Smidt, executive director Europe, Velodyne Lidar, said, “These shuttles show how Velodyne lidar sensors provide real-time perception data that enables safe and reliable operation for autonomous vehicles across business parks, public transport connections, university campuses and more.”

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