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Alpha Prime


The Velodyne Alpha Prime is one of the world's most advanced LiDAR sensor. As a culmination of ten years of LiDAR development and learning from millions of road miles, the Alpha Prime is a sensor specifically made for autonomous driving and advanced vehicle safety at highway speeds.

With the Alpha Prime, Velodyne delivers the optimal long-range sensor for autonomous mobility. This state-of-the-art sensor generates high quality perception in a wide variety of light conditions, with advanced sensor-to-sensor interference mitigation, power efficiency, and thermal performance. Providing long-range detection of low reflectance objects, the Alpha Prime enables autonomous operation within a broad range of settings, including urban and highway environments.



  • Best horizontal (360°) and vertical (40°) long-range sensor
    • 10% targets >220m typical
    • 5% targets >150m typical
    • Ground plane hits >90m typical
  • High resolution (0.2° x 0.1°) and point density at full frame rate
  • Industry-leading, proprietary sensor-to-sensor interference mitigation
  • Strong performance with retro reflectors & sunlight
  • New power efficiencies for maximum operating temperature
  • Proven, Class 1 eye-safe 903 nm technology
  • Bottom connector, with cable length options
  • Multiple manufacturing sources available for qualified production projects


Key Applications

  • Robotics
  • Automotive
  • Mapping
  • Security
  • UAV
  • Industrial