Velodyne to produce one million LiDAR sensors a year by 2018

January 19, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Announcing the opening a megafactory in San Jose, CA, Velodyne LiDAR aims to significantly ramp up production of its latest 3D LiDAR sensors, securing enough space for high-volume manufacturing, but also for the precise distance and ranging alignment process for LiDAR sensors as they come off the assembly line.

According to a company statement, the megafactory is already producing Velodyne’s HDL-64 LiDAR sensor, with production ramping up across Velodyne’s entire product portfolio and more than one million LiDAR sensors expected to be built in the facility in 2018.

In addition to the San Jose megafactory, Velodyne LiDAR has also opened a new research and development facility in Alameda, CA. Known as Velodyne Labs, the new location focuses on building advanced LiDAR, ASICs chip technology, and new solutions to complete and compliment the company’s existing LiDAR lineup.

The company is aggressively expanding its sales offices in Northern California, the Midwest, East Coast, Europe, and Asia and actively hiring in all locations to increase its leadership position in the development and production of LiDAR sensors.

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