Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

Scanning the Titanic

OceanGate Inc., a provider of manned submersible services and 2G Robotics, a global leader in underwater laser scanners, have formed a strategic alliance to capture laser data of the RMS Titanic shipwreck and debris field. 2G Robotics dynamic underwater laser … Continue reading

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TRB and CES 2018

Two of the more important industry events are taking place this week. The Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting kicks off in Washington, DC and the Consumer Electronics Show will draw well over 100,000 to Las Vegas. What do these seemingly … Continue reading

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Inside the Vehicle Lidar

This partnership has the potential to solve a number of the issues with lidar sensors and inclement weather. One of the leading suppliers of automotive windshields, AGC Automotive has combined forces with yet another lidar start-up, Dibotics to offer the … Continue reading

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Velodyne Slashes Price of Puck

The investment in automation at Velodyne’s Megafactory is beginning to produce results. Yesterday they announced up to a 50 percent reduction in the cost of the VLP – 16 Puck, their most popular sensor, to $4,000. “Demand for our VLP-16s … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Driving Standards

As many of you know I am a believer in industry standards, but when it comes to the autonomous vehicle industry I agree with those who think it is too early as it could limit innovation. With 45 companies testing … Continue reading

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Auto Mining

A fully autonomous vehicle that is capable of driving at 70 miles per hour may be a long way off, but safely navigating and supporting remote mining operations is already taking place. From robotic drills to driverless haul trucks and … Continue reading

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Two More Auto Lidar Firms Emerge From Stealth Mode

Autonomous car lidar start-ups have to be one of the hottest niche markets for venture capitalists, at least in Silicon Valley. One has to wonder where all of the senior talent is coming from to staff these ventures and more … Continue reading

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Solid State Lidar Sensor to Debut at CES 2018

It’s going to take a combination of the right technology and the right business model to become a leader in providing tier one automotive suppliers with lidar sensors. Leddartech believes they can deliver both. LeddarTech will be presenting the LeddarCore … Continue reading

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What’s the Problem? Bicycles

Turns out one of the tougher feature identification problems for autonomous vehicles is detecting bicycles in an urban environment.This may not seem like a major problem here in the U.S., but it certainly is in other countries. A grad student … Continue reading

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Solid State HD 4D Lidar

Press Release: TetraVue, the leader in high definition 4D LIDAR™ technology, today announced that KLA Tencor, Lam Research and Tsing Capital have joined existing investors Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Samsung Catalyst Fund and Nautilus Ventures in providing additional funding … Continue reading

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