Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

It’s All About 3D

Whether it is Augmented/Virtual Reality  or driverless vehicles the underlying technology is the ability to navigate a digital 3D world at high speed. Reports from last week’s Consumer Electronics Show have these technologies capturing the top spots in terms of … Continue reading

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Self-driving Cars Face a Major Problem – Snow

Since 2009 Google has logged more than 2 million self-driving miles with their test vehicles. In fact, last week they spun this project out to a new business. Waymo is the new company, but it still faces the same major … Continue reading

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OSU Faculty Position in Geomatics

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Geomatics Engineering to begin in Fall 2017. Outstanding candidates may also be considered at the rank … Continue reading

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The First Self Driving Vehicle

What year do you think the first self driving vehicle was launched? According to the researchers at Carnegie Mellon it was 1986 and it was called NavLab1, short for navigation laboratory. It literally required tons of gear to support the … Continue reading

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Multi-channel Lidar

One of the more interesting announcements to come out of an electronics trade fair in Munich, Germany last week involves a four channel solid state lidar sensor. Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany is showcasing a prototype four-channel laser that … Continue reading

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Tesla Lidar Update

Last week we posed the question to our readers – will Tesla eventually use lidar technology? You answered with a resounding “yes”. Sources are now saying that you are right. Check out Smart Stock News for one article on this … Continue reading

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Lidar and Autonomous Vehicles

Lidar is one of the sensor technologies that most autonomous vehicle manufacturers are including in their navigation packages – Tesla being the most vocal about their belief that it is not required. For the most part the leaders in the … Continue reading

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Will Tesla Eventually Use LiDAR?

You can’t stop the Tesla news machine. Last week Tesla announced that every new Tesla is equipped with self-driving technology which prompted a flood of response. Forbes Magazine posed the question, “Is 2016 Tech Good Enough For Next Decade?” saying, … Continue reading

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Autonomous Highway for Vancouver and Seattle

There is talk of an autonomous vehicle highway connecting Vancouver and Seattle.  The proposal is coming from tech entrepreneurs including Tom Alberg, a board member of Amazon and Craig Mundie, a former Microsoft exec. This project would begin with driverless … Continue reading

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MIT and the city of Amsterdam Team up on Autonomous Boats

Most of the news on autonomous vehicles centers around the world of vehicles designed for roads.  But what if your city or town is surrounded by water – what if the avenue to your home or business is not a … Continue reading

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