Velodyne LiDAR to Provide HDL-32E Sensor for Bing Imagery

MORGAN HILL, CA – Velodyne announces that its compact, mobile-mapping LiDAR sensor will be used to capture imagery for Bing Maps Streetside experience. Velodyne’s HDL-32E LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) real-time sensor will be incorporated on Bing Maps vehicles to help locate license plates for blurring and identify street signs. Velodyne is recognized worldwide for developing high-definition LiDAR sensors for 3D mapping and surveying, autonomous vehicle applications and UAV deployments, among others. “The Bing Streetside experience offers a seamless and dynamic way to experience mapping,” said Wolfgang Walcher, Group Program Manager, Microsoft. “We are excited about our work with Velodyne to continue to deliver a more natural way for Bing Maps users to explore the planet.” “Microsoft’s approach demonstrates just how powerful an application mobile mapping can be,” said Wolfgang Juchmann, Director of Sales & Marketing, Velodyne LiDAR. “Creating a truly useful 3D model of the environment is a significant undertaking, and Velodyne’s collaboration with Microsoft’s Bing Maps team represents a new benchmark in mobile mapping.” For more information, visit

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