Velodyne LiDAR and UMS partner to test autonomous vehicles in South Korea



Through a recently announced partnership with Unmanned Solution (UMS) of South Korea, Velodyne LiDAR Inc. will integrate its advanced LiDAR sensors into UMS’ extensive autonomous technology development program.

UMS’ autonomous program represents a wide range of activities, including on-road vehicles, agricultural equipment, robots, and autonomous systems integration. In addition to those activities, an “instructional platform for educational programs serving students studying autonomous and robotics technology” is also being developed.

Thus far, more than 100 autonomous vehicles in South Korea have been deployed by UMS, and the company plans to deploy more. All of the vehicles are equipped with varying combinations of Velodyne’s VLP-16, HDL-32, and HDL-64 LiDAR sensors.

As its fleet grows, UMS is working on developing car control and sensor fusion technologies for safety systems and autonomous vehicles that will introduce new levels of road safety.

“With its focus on the proliferation of autonomous technology across work and everyday life, including educational platforms that train tomorrow’s engineers, UMS is helping to bring about a revolution in how people interact with technology,” says Wei Weng, Asia Regional Director, Velodyne LiDAR.

“We’re proud to have Velodyne LiDAR sensors as the eyes of UMS’ development program, giving their platforms the 360-degree view needed for safe and reliable operation.”

Moon HeeChang, CEO, UMS, adds, “Velodyne is a global leader in perception system technology, providing autonomous testing programs like those from UMS with critical data needed for safe and reliable real-world testing and deployment.

“LiDAR sensors from Velodyne have helped UMS create an incredibly diverse autonomous technology program and we look forward to continued expansion.”