Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

GEO Business 2018 is Next Week

London will be the center of the geospatial business world next week as it hosts GEO Business 2018. This conference which runs for two days on May 22 and 23 is “The geospatial event designed for everyone involved in the … Continue reading

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Lidar for Country Roads

My son and I were driving on a road in the Sierra Nevada Mountains a few weeks ago where it was not straight for more than 500 feet. We turned constantly down a steep narrow road with no guard rail … Continue reading

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Why Does Cadillac Super Cruise Work?

A recent test of the Cadillac Super Cruise option reveals that it really works. Why? The author of an article in Forbes claims because it is the quality of the HD mapping that start-up Ushr is providing. To confirm that … Continue reading

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Automated Inventory Using Smart Drones

Maintaining an accurate warehouse inventory can be a very tedious process. Attempts to automate the workflow face a number of challenges such as fast turn around and lack of survey control. It looks like Exyn Technologies which emerged from the … Continue reading

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Driverless Vehicle Testing Programs are Flawed

In an excellent article in Wired the author points out the mistakes being made in the design and execution of testing programs for self-driving vehicles. He quotes Martyn Thomas CBE, professor of information technology at Gresham College and fellow of … Continue reading

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Searching for the Right Lidar Sensor

It’s difficult to separate the hype from the innovation when it comes to automotive lidar, but that doesn’t mean we are not going to try to separate the two. Meanwhile Velodyne is taking the position that the problem in last … Continue reading

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Velocity Sensitive Lidar

Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, based in (that high tech hotbed of fly fishing) Bozeman, MT has just received $18 million in series B financing to scale their frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) lidar and just as importantly the artificial perception software … Continue reading

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Uber Suspends Self-driving Program After Pedestrian is Killed

Unfortunately this day had to come. It is certainly terrible news for all involved, most importantly the victim and her family. Last night in Tempe, AZ a woman was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle. This is the … Continue reading

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Fully Autonomous Cruise AV Has 5 Lidar Sensors

General Motors is investing over $100 million to produce the Cruise AV, the first fully autonomous mass produced vehicle. It is scheduled to be released in 2019. GM says this is “the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to … Continue reading

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AEye Granted Foundational Patents

Artificial perception pioneer AEye (great name) recently announced it has been awarded foundational patents with numerous claims for its solid state, MEMs-based agile LiDAR and embedded AI technology that are core to AEye’s iDAR™ perception system. Of all of the … Continue reading

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