Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

Apple Invests $1 Billion in Didi

Apple’s announced a few days ago that it is investing $1 billion in Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-sharing company. This is just the latest signal that the future of cars will be radically different from anything we have imagined for … Continue reading

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Self Driving Taxis Within Next Year

General Motors Co. and Lyft Inc. announced that they will begin testing a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric taxis on public roads, a move central to the companies’ joint efforts to challenge Silicon Valley giants in the battle to … Continue reading

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New Solid State Lidar Sensor

Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, continues to revolutionize the LiDAR sensor space with the development of the all-new S3-Qi, a miniature solid state LiDAR sensor that is 15% the size of the … Continue reading

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AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2016

To add more excitement to AUVSI’s annual conference they came up with a pretty catchy name. XPONENTIAL 2016 is the BIG one with over 650 exhibitors featuring automated vehicles, robotics, drones and more. It starts May 2 and runs for … Continue reading

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Bad Weather and Autonomous Vehicles

As the plans progress for the introduction of autonomous vehicles the questions begin to arise, such as how are these vehicles going to operate in rain and snow. This article in Auto World News explains how Ford has been working … Continue reading

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Velodyne Targeting Auto Market with New Puck

Velodyne has been working with Ford for the past ten years on the use of lidar to support autonomous vehicle navigation. They just announced the ULTRA Puck™ VLP-32A, combining best-in-class performance with a small form factor and the high reliability … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle News

For all of you golfers out there, since this is Masters Sunday and it looks like it could be quite a finish this news item seems appropriate. Velodyne LiDAR announced its collaboration with SMART, the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Update

Autoliv has singled out “a couple” of lidar companies that are “more interesting than others,” Carlson said. “It’s too early to mention any names as we are in various levels of discussions with some of these guys.” The second <a … Continue reading

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Lidar Pizza Robot

This seems a little crazy, but I suppose in the right situation it could make sense. Domino’s certainly thinks it does, at least in Australia. Meet DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit) – The newest team member to join the Domino’s family! … Continue reading

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Dual Scanning Technology

Subsea 7 and 3D at Depth have announced the completion of several metrology projects using subsea Lidar technology in new configurations to help increase overall efficiencies in offshore oil and gas applications. To meet the complex requirements for the metrologies … Continue reading

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