Velodyne Lidar & YellowScan Generate Precise Mapping Data for Expansion

today announced that the YellowScan Surveyor from YellowScan has utilized Velodyne’s groundbreaking sensor technology to generate precise mapping data for an infrastructure construction project on one of Central Europe’s busiest roadways. YellowScan Surveyor, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) surveying system, improves upon previous time-intensive manual surveying processes by providing a more efficient method for collecting landscape data with increased precision and detail.

The project was conducted by Ventus-Tech
using YellowScan Surveyor to collect data along a 47-kilometer segment
of the M1 highway (E60, E65, E75) in northwestern Hungary. The data,
gathered by 88 UAV flights over one month, enabled engineers to design a
plan to expand the highway from 2+2 lanes to 3+3 lanes. YellowScan
Surveyor includes Velodyne Lidar’s Puck™,
a compact and versatile sensor that delivers a high-resolution surround
view image to accurately measure and analyze any landscape.

“YellowScan Surveyor is truly a turnkey solution for advanced
applications such as highways, allowing organizations to avoid costly,
dangerous manual surveys,” said Pierre d’Hauteville, Principal,
YellowScan. “Using Velodyne’s lidar technology allows us to provide the
highest level of data accuracy, density, and produce real-time
georeferenced point cloud data.”

On this project, YellowScan Surveyor, equipped with Velodyne’s
intelligent, powerful Puck sensor, provided 100 data points per square
meter with accuracy within 5 centimeters. This level of precise detail
is especially important when redesigning roadways, because widening a
road requires consideration of existing infrastructure, drainage
networks, and vegetation. The project is in the design, planning and
approval stage, with final design expected to be approved by mid-2019
and construction to be finished by 2022.

“Industry leaders rely on Velodyne’s rich computer perception data to
provide the highest performing surveying systems with the lowest
complexity,” said Mike Jellen, President and CCO, Velodyne Lidar.
“YellowScan has a robust, fully integrated system designed to meet the
needs of demanding survey and terrain applications. YellowScan Surveyor
can be easily adapted to any drone, generating data when and where
customers need it.”

“YellowScan Surveyor allowed us to conduct a fast, efficient survey with minimal interruption to traffic and supply very detailed 3D data that accurately depicted the landscape,” said Balint Vanek, Ph.D., CTO, Ventus-Tech. “The customer support delivered by YellowScan was incredibly good. They provided extremely valuable support to help us conduct such a complex and large project.”

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