As the name suggests, ‘surround’ LiDAR has a 360° field of view, enabling the real-time 3-dimensional mapping of the spatial environment on all sides of the sensor. This furthers what is possible within the fields of vehicle automation and digital mapping. What takes a number of solid-state LiDAR units to achieve can be done with one of our surround LiDAR units. Browse the Veoldyne Surround LiDAR range below

The alpha prime

Powering Safe Autonomy

With the Alpha Prime, Velodyne Lidar delivers the optimal long-range sensor for autonomous mobility. The Alpha Prime’s world-class combination of range, image clarity and field of view detects roadway objects with reliability and precision. This state-of-the-art sensor generates a high-quality point cloud in a wide variety of light conditions, with advanced sensor-to-sensor interference mitigation, power efficiency, and thermal performance.


  • Best horizontal (360°) and vertical (40°) long-range sensor
    • 10% targets >300m typical
    • 5% targets >180m typical
    • Ground plane hits >90m typical
  • High resolution (0.2° x 0.1°) and point density at full frame rate

The Puck Range

Ultra Puck

Proven, Versatile, Robust

The high-density, long-range image generated by the Ultra Puck makes it an industry favorite for robotics, mapping, security, driver assistance, and autonomous navigation. Providing dynamic performance in a compact form factor, new applications for our Ultra Puck™ surround view sensor are being discovered every day.

  • 200 m range with compact form factor
  • Best horizontal (360°) and vertical (40°) FoV
  • Best horizontal (360°) and vertical (40°) FoV


Compact, Powerful, Intelligent

Velodyne’s Puck lidar sensor (previously VLP-16) is the highest-value sensor on the market. The Puck™’s reliability, power efficiency, and surround view make it the ideal solution for affordable low-speed autonomy and driver assistance applications.

  • 100 m range with compact form factor
  • Best-in-class accuracy and calibrated intensity
  • Best-in-class power and temperature range


Puck Hi-Res

Focused Performance

A variation of Velodyne’s groundbreaking Puck, the Puck Hi-Res is designed for applications requiring greater image resolution. While retaining the Puck’s surround view and best-in-class range, the Puck Hi-Res™ sensor delivers a 20° vertical field-of-view for a tighter channel distribution.

  • 100 m range with compact form factor
  • Higher resolution option in the Puck family
  • Best-in-class accuracy and calibrated intensity


Specialized Excellence

Designed for applications that demand a lower weight, the Puck LITE retains the Puck sensor’s surround view and best-in-class performance. The Puck LITE™ is perfect for use with drones/UAVs, backpacks and other applications requiring reliability and less weight.

  • 100 m range with compact form factor
  • Lightest performance-optimized sensor
  • Best-in-class accuracy and calibrated intensity

The HDL-32E

High Resolution Real-Time 3D Lidar Sensor

Stylishly small and ruggedly built with an unrivaled field of view, Velodyne’s HDL-32E lidar sensor was designed to exceed the demands of the most challenging, real-world industrial applications, including autonomous vehicle control and operation, mobile terrestrial mapping, aerial 3D mapping, and security surveillance.
  • Dual returns
  • ± 2 cm accuracy
  • 1kg (plus 0.3kg for cabeling)
  • 32 Channels
  • 80m-100m Range
  • Up to ~1.39 Million Points per Second
  • 360° Horizontal FOV
  • +10° to -30° Vertical FOV