Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

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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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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