Started Mar 08, 2019 06:00PM UTC   •   Closed Jan 01, 2020 07:59AM UTC

The Mack Institute asks

Before 1 January 2020, will Velodyne announce the release of a LiDAR unit with a maximum range of 400 meters or more?

LiDAR, short for "light radar", has been called "the most important piece of hardware in the race to unlock self-driving cars for everybody" (Wired, Ars Technica, Design News). Velodyne is a leading company in the development of this type of technology. Its VLS-128, or Alpha Puck, released in 2017, has a maximum range of 300 meters (The Verge, News Atlas). Outcome will be determined by Velodyne's NewsRoom. The actual release of the LiDAR unit is not required for a yes resolution.

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The question closed "No" with a closing date of 1 January 2020.  

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