Monthly Archives: December 2017

Two More Auto Lidar Firms Emerge From Stealth Mode

Autonomous car lidar start-ups have to be one of the hottest niche markets for venture capitalists, at least in Silicon Valley. One has to wonder where all of the senior talent is coming from to staff these ventures and more … Continue reading

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An Application Guide for Generating an Enhanced Forest Inventory

Press Release – Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) data enables the accurate three-dimensional characterization of vertical forest structure. ALS data have proven to be an information-rich asset for forest managers, enabling the generation of highly detailed digital elevation models and the … Continue reading

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Monitoring Subsea Assets

Press Release – 3D at Depth Inc., a global provider of advanced subsea LiDAR systems and solutions, has partnered with iQ3Connect Inc. (iQ3) to deliver a new data visualization tool to help clients build, maintain, map and monitor subsea assets, … Continue reading

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$100 Million in Lidar Data – Free

Lidar data sets are some of the most-often-used data by coastal communities, and NOAA’s Digital Coast provides these data at no cost, saving users time and supporting innovation, particularly by small businesses who likely couldn’t afford it otherwise. The 600-plus … Continue reading

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Solid State Lidar Sensor to Debut at CES 2018

It’s going to take a combination of the right technology and the right business model to become a leader in providing tier one automotive suppliers with lidar sensors. Leddartech believes they can deliver both. LeddarTech will be presenting the LeddarCore … Continue reading

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Long Term Monitoring of Ice Loss on the Helheim Glacier

Leigh Stearns, a geologist with the University of Kansas, is working with a RIEGL VZ-6000 ultra long range terrestrial laser scanner, incorporated into an ATLAS (Autonomous Terrestrial Laser Scanning) system to monitor rates of ice loss on the Helheim Glacier … Continue reading

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What’s the Problem? Bicycles

Turns out one of the tougher feature identification problems for autonomous vehicles is detecting bicycles in an urban environment.This may not seem like a major problem here in the U.S., but it certainly is in other countries. A grad student … Continue reading

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Solid State HD 4D Lidar

Press Release: TetraVue, the leader in high definition 4D LIDAR™ technology, today announced that KLA Tencor, Lam Research and Tsing Capital have joined existing investors Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Samsung Catalyst Fund and Nautilus Ventures in providing additional funding … Continue reading

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