Monthly Archives: March 2018

Driverless Vehicle Testing Programs are Flawed

In an excellent article in Wired the author points out the mistakes being made in the design and execution of testing programs for self-driving vehicles. He quotes Martyn Thomas CBE, professor of information technology at Gresham College and fellow of … Continue reading

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Pix4D Announces Agricultural Product – Pix4Dfields

Pix4D recently announced Pix4Dfields, its first fully dedicated product for agriculture. A beta program is now open. The vision for the new product is “To give fast and accurate maps while in the field, with a simple yet powerful interface … Continue reading

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3D Yosemite

My son and I just spent a few days in Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Truly spectacular and inspiring locations. We were a little early in the season, but we had the best luck in Yosemite. In a … Continue reading

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Searching for the Right Lidar Sensor

It’s difficult to separate the hype from the innovation when it comes to automotive lidar, but that doesn’t mean we are not going to try to separate the two. Meanwhile Velodyne is taking the position that the problem in last … Continue reading

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Velocity Sensitive Lidar

Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, based in (that high tech hotbed of fly fishing) Bozeman, MT has just received $18 million in series B financing to scale their frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) lidar and just as importantly the artificial perception software … Continue reading

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3D Analysis of Scottish Standing Stone

Sueno’s Stone which dates back to the ninth or tenth century is the tallest (21 feet) and most complex piece of early medieval architecture in Scotland. The historical preservation organization Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has 3D scanned Sueno’s Stone, as … Continue reading

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Virgin Orbit

The newest Virgin company is Virgin Orbit. As you can see from the photo (look close under the wing), Richard Branson is making another major investment, this time its building rockets and going into space to help launch the smallsat … Continue reading

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Highways – An International Perspective

    Monday, April 16, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT Register now! Join us for a special webinar to launch the World Road Association’s Special Project: “The Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems to Remotely Collect Data for … Continue reading

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How Important is Lidar?

Where would you rank the invention and subsequent impact of lidar on the world economy? I don’t think you can put it in the same category as the PC or the Internet, but how about the ruby laser which was … Continue reading

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Uber Suspends Self-driving Program After Pedestrian is Killed

Unfortunately this day had to come. It is certainly terrible news for all involved, most importantly the victim and her family. Last night in Tempe, AZ a woman was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle. This is the … Continue reading

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