Velodyne Lidar Inc., a supplier of sensors and self-driving technology, has a few developments underway that it says could transform city infrastructure and the automotive sensor space.
The San Jose, Calif., company has been building out its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution, known as IIS, a hardware and software product that combines its lidar sensors with artificial intelligence software from Bluecity, a partner based in Montreal.
The objective: to improve road safety through real-time traffic data analysis and predictions.
Last week, Velodyne announced the next generation of its Velabit sensor, which has higher performance at a lower cost than the previous generation, said Jon Barad, the company's vice president of business development.
Barad, 43, spoke with co-host Steve Schmith on the episode of Automotive News' "Daily Drive" podcast scheduled for Friday, June 18. Here are edited excerpts.