ProspectSV Welcomes Addition of Velodyne LiDAR Sensor to its ITS Lab

Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV) announced today that they have added a real-time 3D LiDAR sensor to their Intelligent Transportation Systems Lab, thanks to a generous equipment sponsorship provided by Velodyne LiDAR Inc.

Rajiv Mathur, program manager of all things transportation at ProspectSV, is pictured standing next to the VLP-16 installation in the Intelligent Traffic Systems Lab at the ProspectSV Technology Demonstration Center. (Photo: Business Wire)

A Velodyne PUCK(TM) VLP-16 sensor is now installed and operational in the ITS Lab for ProspectSV partners and clients to use for developing mobility and advanced driving assistance applications. Velodyne also will provide advanced training and development support to interested parties utilizing the high-definition, 3D LiDAR of the VLP-16 sensor to improve the cost, convenience and safety of motor vehicles.

Velodyne will leverage ProspectSV’s facilities for demonstration and consultation to deliver sustainable, high-performance product offerings to its growing customer base.

“San Jose is our home and we will enthusiastically continue to work with the city of San Jose and Prospect Silicon Valley in both fostering innovative ideas and methods for implementation of intelligent transportation systems,” said John Townsend, Velodyne Technology, Policy, Velodyne LiDAR. “Our goal is to make our community a safer, better, more productive place to live and thrive.”

Capitalizing on the diversity of its ecosystem, which includes leading-edge technology startups, early adopters in both the private and public sectors, transportation and mobility experts in local and state agencies and universities, and partner entrepreneurial support organizations, ProspectSV will provide technical feedback and guidance based on its usage experience of the Velodyne sensor. Velodyne will direct inquiries for short-term access to the LiDAR sensor system to ProspectSV.

“We are excited about the opportunity to utilize Velodyne LiDAR technology which provides the most accurate real-time 3D data for advanced transportation applications,” said Ruth Cox, CEO of ProspectSV. “We are grateful for this valuable addition to our ITS Lab to help entrepreneurs invent new ways of moving people and goods.”