Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

As we have noted in a number of previous blogs autonomous cars are coming. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. Continue reading

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Court Rules FAA Does Not Have Jurisdiction Over Commercial UAVs

I do think the commercial use of UAVs needs to be regulated, but I don’t think it should take years to develop the regulations. Continue reading

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Day 2 ILMF 2014 #ILMF14

The second is the Riegl VUX-1 which is being offered as the first survey-grade UAS laser scanner. Continue reading

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Self – driving Ford Can Look Ahead

that a vehicle they are testing has been equipped with four (relatively expensive) LiDAR sensors, but they will not reveal how they intend to see “around” objects. Continue reading

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Self Driving BMW M235i Can Drift

I think the LiDAR is in the lower part of the front grill, but that is going to really limit the field of view. Continue reading

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Bots at DARPA Challenge Have LiDAR Eyes

The machine-driving-machine challenge is the hardest task among the eight that the robots have to perform, but MIT made it look almost easy. Continue reading

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Follow On to the Ford Fusion LiDAR Research Vehicle

Reminds me of when General Motors positioned OnStar as a call in center, rather than a GPS navigation offering. Continue reading

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LiDAR and the New Ford Fusion

I wonder if the automobile manufacturers will buy or build these in the long run. Continue reading

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When Will Driverless Cars Be Commonplace?

For one thing, many of the sensors and computers found in BMW’s car, and in other prototypes, are too expensive to be deployed widely. Continue reading

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Full Size Helicopter Lands Autonomously Using LiDAR

This is one of the most impressive uses of real time LiDAR data that you are going to see. LiDAR will have more of an impact on society than GPS. Continue reading

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