Singapore, October 2010 – A major research laboratory in Singapore has placed an order for a Velodyne HDL 64E. The HDL 64E is the same rotating laser scanner sensor that was recently featured by Google in its driverless car and headlined by major news agencies, sending ripples throughout the internet.
Several HDL 64E units have also been acquired by various other local organizations, with installations on "driverless" terrestrial as well as marine vehicles.
The HDL 64E produces up to 15 frames per second, of a 360 degree "scene" - made up of densely placed laser measurements - at up to 1.3 million measured points per second. This huge amount of information is enough to allow artificial intelligence software to make "sense" about objects detected up to 150 metres all the way around whatever it is mounted on.
"Credent is pleased to be partners with Velodyne LiDAR Inc., in supporting the sales of Velodyne's HDL series of sensors. We are already witnessing the Velodyne LiDAR sensors assuming smaller form factors - such as the newly launched HDL32 - and becoming less expensive. With all its associated benefits, we certainly hope the dream of "driverless" or computer-assisted driving can become a reality." said Joseph Ow Yong, Regional Sales Manager, Credent Technology Asia.
About Credent Technology (Asia) Pte Ltd
Credent offers airborne LiDAR, colour and colour infrared imagery collections for 3D mapping projects. The resulting products are used in forestry, mining, energy transmission, transportation, environment impact studies, cadastral mapping flood mapping and mitigation, and urban planning. Credent has been a leading provider of geospatial solutions and services in the region for 25 years.
About Velodyne LiDAR , Inc
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. For more information visit www.velodynelidar.com.