NAVYA to continue equipping its autonomous vehicles with Velodyne lidar sensors

Velodyne Lidar Inc. recently announced a multi-year sales agreement with autonomous vehicle developer NAVYA.

Since 2015, NAVYA has been equipping its autonomous shuttles with Velodyne lidar sensors. Featuring optimized navigation and safety features, NAVYA’s autonomous shuttles offer first and last mile transportation options in cities and at private sites.

“NAVYA is at the forefront of inventing and growing the autonomous shuttle business, providing an innovative, clean mobility solution,” says Anand Gopalan, CEO, Velodyne Lidar.

“Their driverless shuttles demonstrate how Velodyne lidar sensors provide robust data for safe, efficient navigation across urban centers, hospitals, universities, industrial sites and more.”

NAVYA hopes to employ its shuttles across the globe, with help from Velodyne’s sensors for precise real-time localization and object detection. The shuttles utilize advanced guidance and detection systems, and are enhanced with deep learning technology. 

“We are continuing our partnership with Velodyne Lidar because their technology enables us to place autonomous shuttles on the road today,” says Jérôme Rigaud, COO, NAVYA.

“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.”