Renovo brings LiDAR sensor from Velodyne to AWare automated mobility ecosystem
Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. and Renovo announced that the new Velodyne VLS-128 sensor is now part of the Renovo reference configuration for automated vehicles powered by the Renovo AWare operating system. Adding the LiDAR sensor to the Renovo AWare ecosystem is designed to provide fleet operators with the range, resolution, and accuracy needed to guide autonomous vehicles reliably and safely through complex driving situations and conditions.
The VLS-128 is a sensor specifically made for autonomous driving and advanced vehicle safety at highway speeds. It's intended to deliver real-time 3D data up to 0.1-degree vertical and horizontal resolution with up to 300-m (984-ft) range and 360-degree surround view.
“LiDAR is a critical sensor for highly automated vehicles operating at SAE Levels 4 and 5,” said Chris Heiser, CEO, Renovo. “Velodyne is the leader in LiDAR technology with an unmatched combination of long range, high resolution, and wide field of view. Velodyne’s LiDAR sensors are designed to meet automotive-grade production and scalability requirements, which is essential to our fleet customers who must ensure highly automated vehicles are economical when deployed. We see bringing together best-in-class technology leaders like Velodyne as the winning approach to achieving automated mobility on a massive scale.”
Renovo AWare is an operating system built specifically for automated mobility. It's designed to allow AMaaS fleet operators to select and combine hardware, software, and services that optimally meet the needs of their highly automated vehicles. To guide fleet operators, Renovo created a reference automated mobility implementation of what the company believes is an optimal combination of leading technologies in each category. This reference implementation includes the use of Velodyne LiDAR sensors.
“Renovo’s customers are focused on commercial-scale deployment of highly automated vehicles that address some of the most complex and demanding use cases,” said Mike Jellen, president and CCO, Velodyne LiDAR. “Renovo software and Velodyne hardware present vehicle makers and their fleet operator customers with technologies that meet rigorous quality, reliability, and production standards.”
Voyage, a leading autonomous taxi startup, is a fleet operator leveraging both Velodyne and Renovo technology. Voyage uses the Velodyne VLS-128 sensor and Renovo’s AWare OS in its fleet of autonomous cars for communities across the U.S.