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Velodyne/GrayMatter Partnership Simplifies Sensor Integration and Boosts Viability of Their Offering
By integrating GrayMatter's Visionary point cloud visualization software with each shipment of a Velodyne HDL-64E LIDAR sensor, Velodyne has increased the value proposition of its unique, yet pricey, LIDAR offering.
By Mikell Taylor


There is little doubt that the DARPA Grand Challenge and DARPA Urban Challenge autonomous vehicle competitions have driven unmanned systems innovation. In particular, the U.S. government-sponsored challenges have motivated companies to develop innovative core technologies that will be used in future generations of autonomous vehicles. Velodyne Lidar Inc.‘s HDL-64E LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanner and GrayMatter Inc.‘s Visionary point cloud visualization software are two examples of such core technologies. The two companies have now formed a partnership that should drive commercial acceptance of the Velodyne LIDAR solution, as well as foster the development of new autonomous vehicle solutions…

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