Monthly Archives: December 2017

Improving ToF Resolution 1000-Fold

If you would like to learn some physics over the holiday weekend this article about a new approach to increasing the accuracy of lidar measurement by 1000 fold over current sensors will be worth the effort. From the press release: … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Driving Standards

As many of you know I am a believer in industry standards, but when it comes to the autonomous vehicle industry I agree with those who think it is too early as it could limit innovation. With 45 companies testing … Continue reading

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Auto Mining

A fully autonomous vehicle that is capable of driving at 70 miles per hour may be a long way off, but safely navigating and supporting remote mining operations is already taking place. From robotic drills to driverless haul trucks and … Continue reading

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Developing a 3DEP Partnership – Lessons Learned

To encourage geospatial data collection and foster information sharing, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) launched the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) three years ago. 3DEP is a valuable tool, but many state and local agencies may be unaware of the … Continue reading

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Auto Driving in Snow

I don’t think it’s necessary to go to northern Finland to find a snow covered road and a snow storm, but it’s a lot more of a realistic stress test than driving around Silicon Valley. So that’s what the researchers … Continue reading

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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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