The company Velodyne LiDAR presented a miniature lidar Velarray, which will cost «in the range of a few hundred dollars»
The company Velodyne LiDAR, specializing in «system for three dimensional real-time overview of for self-driving cars», presented a new development — miniature lidar Velarray. According to the manufacturer, due to its small size — 125 x 50 x 55 mm, Velarray you can easily add the equipment of the vehicle.
In Velarray uses a proprietary chip, which provides a viewing angle of 120° horizontally and 35° vertically. Within a distance of 200 m. the Lidar is able to detect the objects with small effective area of reflection.
Another advantage of the product is low cost. Assessment Velodyne LiDAR, serial lidars will cost a few hundred dollars.
Work Velarray the manufacturer plans to demonstrate to customers this summer, but engineering samples will be available before the end of the year. Mass production lidar manufacturer expects to start in 2018.
Source: Velodyne LiDAR