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MADD partners with Velodyne Lidar to understand Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has partnered for a second year with Velodyne Lidar.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a nonprofit organization working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. Velodyne manufactures real-time 3D perception systems used in a variety of commercial applications, including autonomous vehicles.

The partnership continues a public education effort across the country on the safety benefits of autonomous vehicle technology. On October 2nd, 2109, MADD will participate in Velodyne Lidar’s second annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The summit is designed to advance understanding of the safety benefits that can be achieved with autonomous vehicle technology.

Drunk driving is a violent and preventable crime that kills someone every 48 minutes in the United States. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving is working toward eradicating this crime through four key elements that include supporting high visibility law enforcement, ignition interlocks, support for advanced vehicle technology, and building public support. Velodyne’s work with autonomous vehicle technology is a natural complement to MADD’s support for future technologies.

Velodyne’s World Safety Summit will bring together business, government, public safety and community leaders to share a broad range of perspectives and creative solutions to address safety issues and public concern regarding autonomous vehicles. The agenda is designed to promote stimulating conversations that advance understanding of the safety benefits that can be achieved with autonomous vehicles. Attendees will have the opportunity to ride in autonomous vehicles and learn from experts at informational displays and booths.

Source: Press Release

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