Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

FAA Economic Analysis of UAS

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UAVs and Photon Counting

And on that topic the breakout session on photo counting which included four papers was standing room only. Continue reading

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Postage Stamp Sized Lidar

Quanergy announced a lidar system for vehicles at an initial price of $2,500 (two 8-laser sensors at $1000 each and $500 for an Nvidia Tegra K1 based processing unit with artificial intelligence software). By 2018, they are expecting to have … Continue reading

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FAA Announces UAS Rules – Update

Update – Here is a link to the FAA Press Release. The FAA and Department of Transportation will hold a rare Sunday morning news conference to release the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the use of small unmanned aerial … Continue reading

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Lidar – Guided Driverless Pod

It’s closer than you think, thanks in part to the use of lidar to support the navigation. Continue reading

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Spot Takes a Lickin

Spot can take a real hit and remain on its feet thanks in part to the Velodyne lidar scanner that you see in this video – truly amazing: Continue reading

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Apple Street Mapping

With that many parked cars it would seem to be a data processing nightmare. Continue reading

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sUAS Rules to be Published January 30, 2015

Rulemaking Publication Date will be Friday, January 30, 2015, and will have a two-month comment period Continue reading

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Lidar Not Needed on Driverless Cars

Once the lidar reference map is derived, only a single forward looking monocular camera is needed to use the localization framework. Continue reading

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Low Cost 3D Nav for Vehicles

Wolcott’s system uses the same approach, with one crucial difference—his software converts the map data into a three-dimensional picture much like a video game. Continue reading

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