Silicon Valley-based Velodyne Lidar has joined Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program to deploy lidar technology for the improvement of public services and enhance safety and quality of life. The lidar technology sensors will be used to improve pedestrian safety, monitor safety, enhance parking safe management and speed measurement. It also augments V2X communications, asset management, security and more. The sensor-based lidar technology can collect highly accurate, detailed 3D information about people, vehicles, etc., while preserving anonymity.
“We are pleased to welcome Velodyne Lidar to the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program to implement cutting-edge lidar solutions for a transparent understanding of the smart environment,” says Ashok Tipirneni, director, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and head of platform product management for smart cities. “Velodyne’s lidar sensors and comprehensive 3D data can help equip our Smart Campus and smart city ecosystem members with enhanced safety measures and streamlined operations.”
Velodyne’s lidar sensors provide robust 3D data that allows for superior object detection and tracking in a wide variety of lighting and weather conditions. Furthermore, Velodyne’s sensors do not recognize people’s characteristics, such as their faces or the color of their skin, making it an ideal sensor to support the needs of municipalities without compromising their citizens’ privacy. With Velodyne lidar, smart city applications can advance safety, social welfare and operational efficiency.