Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Velodyne More Than Quadruples LiDAR Manufacturing

BusinessWire: Velodyne has more than quadrupled production for its LiDAR sensors to meet strong global demand. As a result, Velodyne LiDAR’s sensors are immediately available via distribution partners in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America, with industry standard lead-times for direct contracts.

To support that expansion, Velodyne has doubled the number of its full-time employees over the past six months. These employees operate across three facilities in California, including the company’s new Megafactory in San Jose, its long-standing manufacturing facility in Morgan Hill, and the Velodyne Labs research center in Alameda.

Velodyne leads the market in real-time 3D LiDAR systems for fully autonomous vehicles,” said David Hall, Velodyne LiDAR Founder and CEO. “With the tremendous surge in autonomous vehicle orders and new installations across the last 12 months, we scaled capacity to meet this demand, including a significant increase in production from our 200,000 square-foot Megafactory.

Velodyne Megafactory in San Jose, CA

Looking at GM autonomous driving fleet one can understand why Velodyne needs so much production capacity:

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