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Velodyne Launches Vella Software to Ramp Up Lidar Applications Development

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December 1, 2022

Velodyne Lidar has announced the beta launch of its Vella family of software products, which are designed to help customers accelerate lidar applications development. The Vella software includes sensor management, calibration, perception and cloud software offerings. 

Velodyne serves industries including robotics, industrial markets, intelligent infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Vella software enables Velodyne’s customers to accelerate development of lidar-based vision solutions for autonomous applications. Using the online Vella Portal, sensor customers can access Vella Go for lidar sensor management, Vella Perception for application development and Vella Cloud Services for artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

“Vella gives our customers the power to quickly get lidar development programs up and running, enabling them to build new AI-driven applications more efficiently,” said Ted Tewksbury, CEO of Velodyne. “Velodyne’s customers use lidar to advance autonomy in a multitude of markets, from transportation to infrastructure, industrial, robotics and more. Vella gives our customers the power to quickly get lidar development programs up and running, enabling them to build new AI-driven applications more efficiently. We are excited to see how Vella allows our customers to bring their solutions to market faster and more cost effectively to advance safety, efficiency and sustainability for businesses and our communities.”

The Vella Portal provides customer support and account information and one-stop access to Vella software. Vella Go is a set of free sensor management tools that enable sensor configuration, visualization of live point clouds and diagnostics, firmware updates and lidar drivers. Vella Go Premium enhances the Vella Go experience with additional lidar calibration and point cloud stitching tools. Vella Perception provides tools for building intelligent autonomous applications such as 3D object detection and scene segmentation. It includes updates and supports multiple operational domains and environments. Vella Cloud Services enables scalable “fast and low-cost AI-based object detection and classification.” It provides lidar data management and perception services and visualization of raw lidar datasets. 

To learn more about the company, visit the Velodyne Lidar website here.


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