Renovo supports Velodyne Lidar on its AWare AV platform

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Velodyne Lidar and Renovo have agreed to cooperate so that Velodyne’s lidar sensors are now supported by Renovo’s AWare ecosystem.

In addition, the VLS-128 sensor is part of Renovo’s reference configuration, which is what the company believes constitutes an optimal combination of leading technologies in each category for an AV.

AWare is an operating system for automated mobility that merges software, data analytics and safety systems into a unified platform that enables a growing range of technologies and services to be combined in automated mobility fleet deployments.

The VLS-128 is a sensor specifically made for autonomous driving and advanced vehicle safety at highway speeds. It delivers real-time 3D data up to 0.1° vertical and horizontal resolution, with up to 300m of range and 360° of surround view.

“Lidar is a critical sensor for highly automated vehicles operating at SAE Levels 4 and 5,” said Renovo CEO Chris Heiser. “Velodyne is the leader in lidar technology with an unmatched combination of long range, high resolution and wide field of view.

“Velodyne’s lidar sensors are designed to meet automotive-grade production and scalability requirements which is essential to our fleet customers who must ensure highly automated vehicles are economical when deployed.

“We see bringing together best-in-class technology leaders like Velodyne as the winning approach to achieving automated mobility on a massive scale.”

By Illya Verpraet

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