Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

Drone Accuracy

I wanted to call your attention to an important article by Mike Tully, CEO of Aerial Services, Inc. on the subject of drone accuracy. Mike has an in-depth understanding of the real world issues affecting the use of UAS. As … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – January 19, 2016

The Lidar News Today for this week is now available. We are featuring articles on 3D powerline clearance, autonomous vehicles, business ethics and mobile mapping guidelines. In addition we are launching a new Challenge Question. The person submitting the top … Continue reading

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Garmin Acquires Lidar Firm

I have followed Garmin since their beginning in the early days of consumer GPS. I find this acquisition to be very interesting. Garmin announced last week the acquisition of PulsedLight, Inc., a privately-held company founded in 2012 and designing optical … Continue reading

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Fully Autonomous Vehicle Deployed

Velodyne LiDAR today announced that, in the first deployment of fully autonomous production vehicles, driverless technology specialist NAVYA will implement Velodyne’s real-time 16-channel 3D VLP-16 LiDAR Pucks as part of a two-year, two-vehicle test with Swiss public transport company PostBus … Continue reading

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Benefits of the Consumerization of Lidar?

For those of us who observed the consumerization of GPS, largely as a result of car navigation apps, we have seen this movie before. The only difference is that we are substituting lidar for GPS or GNSS. Of possible interest … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Demo at CES

Wolfgang Juchman, formerly of Velodyne and now with AutonomouStuff provided the tip on this Consumer Electronics Show demo vehicle featuring Velodyne lidar and AutonomouStuff’s research development platform. The solutions will come together in a white Lincoln MKZ, with two Velodyne … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – December 29, 2016

We are wrapping up 2015 with one more, exciting Lidar News Today. This issue includes a couple of the most read stories of the year and a few comments on the big news items in 2015. I believe the UAV … Continue reading

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Automobiles Becoming 3D Data Collectors

If Toyota has its way they will be turning your car into a mobile mapping system. This is not the first time I have seen this model proposed. The basic idea is to use the sensors on the car to … Continue reading

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First Automobile Lidar to be Previewed at CES

Delphi Automotive wants car shoppers to become familiar with “vehicle-to-everything” (V2E) technology, a futuristic package of software and hardware that will be showcased at January’s 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Delphi also will debut a lidar system that measures distance … Continue reading

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Authoritative Autonomous Vehicle Sensor Report

If you have not been following how lidar is being discussed as one of the key technologies needed to support autonomous vehicles than this report should be a way to cut through the hype and get you up to speed … Continue reading

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