Dave Oroshnik the Lead Technical Sales Engineer at Velodyne’s LiDAR division joins Craig to discuss LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors for autonomous vehicle applications. High‑quality, high‑performance 3D robotic vision is essential to the very notion of autonomous vehicles. LiDAR has the potential to serve as an active sensing technology in crash avoidance, driving automation and mobile road survey and mapping. Velodyne created the technology during the 2004‑05 DARPA Grand Challenge and optimized it for self‑driving vehicles. Velodyne’s sensor is used by virtually every car manufacturer and tier 1 supplier in the business. You may have seen this technology if you have ever seen the Google Maps Car—their sensor rides atop.