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Consumer Electronics Automotive Lidar Update

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Is Lidar On the Way Out?

A number of automotive lidar companies are deciding not to attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) due to concerns about Covid. Lynn Walford wrote a detailed article on January 2, 2022 in Auto Connected Car News highlighting a number of companies including Perrone Robotics (not aware of them), Hyundai, Aeva, the Indy Autonomous Challenge, LeddarTech, Luminar, Velodyne and KSLD (not aware of them).

Here are a few news items that she covered.

“Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) will not participate in person at CES 2022 due to the surge in COVID-19 infection rates. The health and safety of employees, partners and the public are the topmost priorities for Velodyne and were the primary factors in the company’s decision.”

“Velodyne will still have a digital presence in CES and will host a virtual press conference on January 5 at 11:45 a.m. PST, which can be viewed live via webcast. The webcast link will be available on Velodyne’s ‘Events & Presentations’ webpage at that time. During the 45-minute press conference, CEO Dr. Ted Tewksbury will discuss how the company’s lidar sensors and software are shaping autonomous solutions in a wide range of markets. Additionally, he will share his vision for the future of lidar and what customers can expect from Velodyne in 2022 and beyond.”

“AEye, Inc. the global leader in adaptive, high-performance LiDAR solutions, today announced that it will be providing a live webcast on Wednesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 6. The “Live with AEye: Virtual CES 2022” webcast will be available on YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Hosted by AutoVision News Co-founder and Managing Editor Carl Anthony, the live stream will feature exclusive interviews, insights, and demos.

–Cepton Technologies, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based lidar innovator, announced today that it has decided to cancel its in-person presence at the upcoming CES 2022 due to concerns over surging cases of Covid / Omicron variant in the U.S.

For the safety of its employees, customers and partners, Cepton will move all in-person communications online to share details about its lidar portfolio and discuss its latest developments in intelligent lidar perception, including dynamic and static applications.”

For the complete article on the Consumer Electronics Show CLICK HERE.

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