Velodyne Lidar has entered into a multi-year sales agreement with French autonomous vehicle system provider NAVYA.
The French company has been using Velodyne’s lidar sensors for its autonomous shuttle fleet since 2015.
NAVYA plans to expand globally, with Velodyne’s sensors providing precise real-time localization and object detection.
The shuttle fleet provides first- and last-mile transportation services with optimized navigation and safety features.
They use advanced guidance and detection systems and are enhanced with deep learning technology.
Jerome Rigaud, COO of NAVYA, said, “We are continuing our partnership with Velodyne Lidar because their technology enables us to place autonomous shuttles on the road today. Our successful five-year experience working with Velodyne’s lidar solutions has proven that they provide a key component in our sensor kit needed to help move our fleet to the mass deployment stage.”
Anand Gopalan, CEO of Velodyne Lidar, said, “Their driverless shuttles demonstrate how Velodyne Lidar sensors provide robust data for safe, efficient navigation across urban centers, hospitals, universities, industrial sites, and more.”