Velodyne Lidar Supports Next Generation of AV Developers in
Velodyne Lidar Supports Next Generation of AV Developers in Formula Student Competitions
Velodyne Participation in Student Engineering Challenges Brings State-of-the-Art Lidar Technology and Skills to Future Engineers
SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 3, 2019 — During the 2019 Formula Student, Europe’s most established educational engineering competition, Velodyne Lidar, Inc. contributed sensors to 20 university teams across Europe. The students used Velodyne lidar technology in powering the autonomous vehicles (AV) they built and placed into competitions throughout Europe.
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During the 2019 Formula Student, Velodyne Lidar, Inc. contributed sensors to 20 university teams across Europe. (Photo: Velodyne Lidar)
Student teams selected Velodyne Puck™, Puck Hi-Res™ and Ultra Puck™ sensors in their AV development. Among the Formula Student events where teams with Velodyne lidar competed were the Silverstone circuit in Northampton, U.K., Fiorano circuit in Maranello, Italy and Formula 1 circuit area near Hockenheim, Germany. This year in Hockenheim, 19 teams participated in the driverless challenge. The AMZ Racing Team from ETH Zürich dominated the Hockenheim event, winning the driverless competition powered by Velodyne sensors.
“Through Formula Student competitions, next-generation engineers learn how lidar 3D perception powers autonomous vehicles,” said Erich Smidt, Executive Director Europe,...