Velodyne Lidar announced it has acquired mapping and localization software as well as intellectual property assets from Mapper.ai. The Mapper technology will enable Velodyne to accelerate development of Vella software, which underpins its directional view Velarray LiDAR sensor. The Velarray is the first solid-state Velodyne LiDAR sensor that is embeddable and fits behind a windshield, as an integral component for more-effective advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Mapper’s entire leadership and engineering teams will join Velodyne, bolstering the company’s large and growing software-development group. The new talent will augment the current software team of engineers working on Vella software, which will accelerate Velodyne’s production of ADAS solutions.