Velodyne Lidar CEO Wins Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ Autos2050 Award

Autonomous Vehicle Pioneer Recognized for Game-changing
Contributions to Automotive Industry

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href="" target="_blank"gt;#velodynelidarlt;/agt;–The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance), a trade
association representing 12 automakers, honored David
, chief executive officer and founder of Velodyne
Lidar, Inc.
, as an Autos2050® award winner. Hall was selected in the
award’s Ingenuity category, which pays tribute to executives for
demonstrating exceptional creativity and uniqueness.

The Auto Alliance recognized Hall as an industry leader by achieving his
company’s goal of safe autonomous driving by providing some of the most
advanced lidar sensors at automotive-grade pricing. The organization
also saluted Hall for leading Velodyne in its launch of the World Safety
Summit on Autonomous Technology in 2018 that seeks to educate the
public, media, and industry about the benefits of autonomous vehicle
(AV) safety and industry challenges. Auto Alliance also cited Velodyne’s
close collaboration with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to promote safe

“David Hall was chosen as an Autos2050 award winner for making
game-changing contributions to the automotive industry over the past
year,” said Dave Schwietert, Interim President and CEO, Auto Alliance.
“David’s ingenuity and product innovations in vehicle autonomy and
driver assistance are bringing tremendous societal benefits by enabling
greater motor vehicle safety, better commutes, and increased mobility
options for people unable to drive.”

Hall will receive his Autos2050 Award as part of the Autos2050®
, which includes a conference focusing on the crossroads of
public policy and automotive technology to be held prior to the awards
dinner on April 2, 2019 at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington,

“What I am looking for is the smile on someone else’s face when they get
to use my product and get joy out of it,” said Hall, when asked about
his invention. “It is an honor to be nominated by my peers for this
prestigious award. Core to Velodyne’s mission has always been to advance
vehicle autonomy while also improving the technology cost, convenience,
and safety of driving.”

About Velodyne Lidar

provides the smartest, most powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and
driver assistance. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in San Jose,
Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough
lidar sensor technologies. In 2005, Velodyne’s Founder and CEO, David
, invented real-time surround view lidar systems,
revolutionizing perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility,
mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product
line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the
cost-effective Puck™,
the versatile Ultra
, the perfect for L4-L5 autonomy Alpha
, the ultra-wide angle VelaDome™,
the ADAS-optimized Velarray™,
and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™.
To learn more about lidar, please visit Velodyne’s Lidar
101 webpage


Sean Dowdall
Landis Communications Inc. for Velodyne Lidar, Inc.