Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

One Year Anniversary for Driverless Bus

Results are in from a year of testing of a self driving bus that did include a driver who could take control if necessary. The test was conducted in South Perth, Australia and was combined with an online survey. French … Continue reading

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Israeli Firm Lands $50 million for Flash Lidar

Israeli-based Oryx Vision has landed a second round of financing of $50 million for its solid state flash lidar technology targeting the autonomous vehicle market. The sensor technology claims to have a 1 million times better signal to noise ratio … Continue reading

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Lidar Not Ready for Mass Market

What is required of a lidar sensor to safely support autonomous vehicle operation at highway speed? At 70 miles per hour, spotting an object at, say, 60 meters out provides two seconds to react. But when traveling at that speed, … Continue reading

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Velodyne Partners with Autoliv

Velodyne and Autoliv will partner to develop lidar technology for the automotive industry. Autoliv is a global leader in the field of automotive safety systems and Velodyne pioneered the use of lidar for autonomous vehicles. Now that the partnership has … Continue reading

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Crowd Sourced High Definition Maps

In order to support level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles some vendors are looking to machine vision and deep learning to provide the needed object recognition. This article in Electronic Design explains that in addition to machine vision, radar and … Continue reading

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Lidar Whiz Kid

Solid state lidar is the direction all of the companies jockeying for position in the driverless car market are headed with the exception of Luminar Technologies. Led by a 22 – year old lidar whiz kid this start-up’s technology includes … Continue reading

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Google Sues Uber Over Lidar IP

Google parent Alphabet’s Waymo business unit filed a lawsuit claiming that a former employee of Google stole some 14,000 files concerning their lidar-based self-driving navigation system. They claim the former Google employee and founder of Otto, the self driving trucking … Continue reading

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Drone Revolution eBook

Note – This information is being provided by Aerial Services, Inc. Free Drones Revolution eBook! This eBook is a compilation of articles written by Mike Tully, President & CEO of Aerial Services, Inc., over the last two years about drones … Continue reading

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Geiger-mode for Autonomous Vehicles

This is an informative video interview with the CEO of Princeton Lightwave, Dr. Mark Itzler who explains the potential benefits of Geiger-mode lidar to the development of autonomous vehicles.

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Eliminating Crosstalk

When two or more lidar sensors are in operation at the same frequency there is the possibility that crosstalk will occur. This could cause a vehicle to take evasive actions when they are not called for. Facet Technology is offering … Continue reading

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