Well so much for the idea that Velodyne was going to stop manufacturing sensors and just license the technology. Even if that was the case I would imagine a “recent multimillion dollar order from an international mapping customer” just might cause one to re-consider that decision. Combine that with the exploding interest in autonomous vehicles and it is safe to say that the market for the Velodyne scanner is just starting to take off.
Reminds me of the lack of interest on the part of companies like Esri and Trimble in the early days of digital mapping and GPS consumer markets, respectively. You do so at your own risk.