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dSPACE and Velodyne partner to accelerate LiDAR development

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dSPACE and Velodyne have joined hands to accelerate future developments of lidar technologies for autonomous driving.

dSPACE, has joined the Velodyne programme ‘Automated with Velodyne’, that aims to accelerate ecosystem interactions and integrate lidar innovations into a range of autonomous solutions including autonomous driving.

Participation in the programme will give dSPACE the opportunity to imitate new laser sensors from Velodyne into simulation solutions at an earlier development stage. dSPACE will also develop simulation models for testing and validation and provide the sensor simulation environment for validating camera, lidar and radar sensors throughout the development process. This will accelerate development projects.

Newelectronics quoted Caius Seiger, Product Manager Sensor Simulation at dSPACE as saying that the earlier in the development process that validation can be achieved, the faster new functions for autonomous driving can be safely launched by their customers. The cooperation with Velodyne contributes to this process significantly.

Jon Barad, Vice President of Business Development from Velodyne said that the simulation accuracy provided by dSPACE is remarkably close to reality, and their customers will appreciate the efficiency these Velodyne simulation models will offer them. This capability can effectively support the entire automotive industry in advancing the development of robust and safe ADAS and AV applications.