Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

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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Autonomous Vehicles – Not Even Close

This is an excellent article on the background of the relationship between Uber and Carnegie Mellon University’s robotics lab, NREC. The original plan was for Uber and CMU to form a partnership to work on autonomous vehicles. Instead Uber hired … Continue reading

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Automation as a Continuum

This is a very interesting article and video interview with the CEO of Quanergy, Dr. Louay Eldada who believes automated vehicles will require video, radar and lidar operating at different wavelengths to provide a complete picture of the environment with … Continue reading

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