Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

Camera with Lidar

While the geomatics industry has been focused on high end laser scanners, with the   exception of Velodyne, although I don’t think they are anwhere near the price point of this new Multi Function Camera from Continental. As I have noted … Continue reading

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The iCar?

This report says there is concrete evidence that Apple is planning to design and build a driverless car, or at the very least provide software to other manufacturers. The UK’s Guardian newspaper has published correspondence between Apple engineer Frank Fearon … Continue reading

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Consumer Lidar Investment

Delphi has also made a strategic investment in 3D LiDAR sensing company, Quanergy. Quanergy is a privately-held, Silicon-Valley-based technology company developing smart sensing solutions for real-time 3D mapping and object detection, tracking, and classification. It said those two strategic moves … Continue reading

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Constructability

One of the more important issues to be discussed at the recent TRB AFB80 Committee meeting this week was the issue of 3D highway design models not being suitable for construction, particularly when automated machine guidance is being used to … Continue reading

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Here Matters

It looks like the big 3 German car companies are in the process of acquiring Nokia’s Here mapping service and as you can see in the adjacent photo that includes the use of lidar – derived imagery. As reported in … Continue reading

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3D Printed Cars

3D printed cars are going to get a lot of people’s attention, especially in Detroit. Continue reading

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Google’s Self-Driving Car

Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people who can’t drive Continue reading

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Lidar – Guided UAVs

Seven small lasers on board a Riser beam 40,000 pulses of infra-red light a second into the aircraft’s surroundings. Continue reading

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RiCopter UAV in Action

ArcTron 3D GmbH, renowned in cultural heritage and archeology, worked together with RIEGL on a unique research project. Continue reading

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Lidar Helps Blind Driver ‘See’

a blind driver was to independently drive the vehicle down the main straightaway, onto the road course. Continue reading

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