Velodyne provides Idriverplus with sensors

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Velodyne Lidar has signed a sales agreement with Idriverplus to provide Puck sensors for three years.

The sensors will be used in Idriverplus’s commercial autonomous vehicles, which include street cleaners, passenger cars and logistics vehicles.

Idriverplus plans to place thousands of electric street cleaning vehicles called WOXIAOBAI featuring two Puck sensors into commercial operation in China.

They are being used to clean and disinfect hospital areas to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak in China.

Idriverplus is developing two autonomous cars, an SAE Level 4 vehicle designed to drive in closed parks and some public roads, and an advanced driver assistance system for automatic parking and highway follow-up.

It’s WOBIDA product applies self-driving technology to the logistics industry for a safer last-mile delivery experience.

Dr Zhang Dezhao, CEO of Idriverplus, said, “We selected Velodyne sensors because of the outstanding lidar quality and mass production scale they provide. Our successful experience working with Velodyne lidar shows it delivers cutting-edge performance. Teaming with Velodyne will help us achieve our goal of high-volume manufacturing of commercial autonomous vehicles.”

Wei Weng, executive director of Asia for Velodyne Lidar, said, “Their autonomous vehicles demonstrate how Velodyne lidar sensors address the production and scalability requirements needed for mass deployments. We have confidence in the China market and are honored to work with companies like Idriverplus to help them be successful in autonomous vehicle deployment.”

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