Morgan Hill, CA (August 23, 2010) Velodyne Lidar, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high definition LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors, today announced the introduction of the HDL-32E to meet the demand for a smaller, lighter, and less expensive product for autonomous vehicle and mobile mapping applications.
The HDL-32E extends the core technology developed for the revolutionary HDL-64E introduced in 2007. The HDL-32E measures just 5.9 inches high by 3.4 inches wide, weighs less than three pounds and is designed to meet stringent military and automotive environmental specifications. It features up to 32 lasers aligned over a 40 Vertical Field of View (from +10 to -30 degrees), and generates 800,000 distance points per second. The HDL-32E rotates 360 degrees and provides measurement and intensity information over a range of five centimeters to 100 meters, with a typical accuracy of better than +/- 2 cm. The result is a rich, high definition 3D point cloud that provides autonomous vehicles and mobile mapping applications orders of magnitudes more useful environmental data than conventional LiDAR sensors.
Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high definition LiDAR sensors. Headquartered in Morgan Hill, California, the company's HDL-64E and HDL-32E sensors are used in a variety of military and commercial autonomous vehicle applications as well as 3-D mapping, surveying and other applications.