Velodyne Lidar has announced a three-year agreement with EasyMile.

EasyMile uses Velodyne lidar sensors in production of its EZ10 autonomous passenger shuttles, deployed on public and private roads in more than 30 countries around the world.

EasyMile will enhance its EZ10 shuttle fleet with Velodyne’s sensors for navigation on roads. Electric and driverless, the EZ10 shuttle was the one of the first autonomous shuttles launched in April, 2015.

It has a track record of more than 200 deployments and 600,000 km driven in autonomous mode. The shuttle, which has capacity for up to 15 passengers, includes a built-in automated electric ramp to support accessibility for individuals with disabilities

“For precise navigation in real time, the EZ10s use our algorithm that fuses data from a variety of perception sensors, including lidar and camera, and localisation sensors, including GPS, INS and odometry,” said EasyMile director of Product Marketing, Olivier Pairot.

“Velodyne lidars along with radar scan for objects, vehicles, animals and people that might pose a collision threat, feeding that information to the vehicle’s control software.

“By utilising Velodyne sensors, we are able to best gather information on every part of our environment, both close to the vehicle and at longer ranges.”

Velodyne’s sensors are optimised for indoor and outdoor performance, operating in a variety of light conditions. By combining high-resolution 3D perception with a broad vertical field of view, Velodyne maintains they can accurately detect a variety of objects.