Category Archives: Business Development

Scanse Completes Sweep Pilot Run

Scanse recently announced that they have completed a pilot run of their low cost, 2D Sweep lidar sensor, finalized the mechanical dimensions and production is now underway. With a range of 40 meters and the ability to operate outdoors, not … Continue reading

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USIBD Cornerstone Report Announced

The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) announced the opening today of the attached survey to support our eighth Cornerstone Report™, focused on General Contracting. The survey applies to all those who are associated with the industry of documenting buildings. … Continue reading

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Is the 3D Laser Scanning Industry Maturing?

In the early days of an emerging industry the innovations come at a rapid pace. As an industry begins to mature that pace naturally slows down. Perhaps the manufacturers are working on a new round of disruptive products that will … Continue reading

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Self Driving Trucks

Now this is going to get your attention – an autonomous tractor trailer, but actually the ability to mount the sensor systems above most of the traffic is a distinct advantage. Looks like taxi giant Uber has acquired Otto, a … Continue reading

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Ford’s Strategic Investments

Ford has announced its intention to produce a fully autonomous, or “SAE level 4-capable” (operable without a wheel of pedals), vehicle for commercial operations by 2021 as part of a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service. “The next decade will be defined … Continue reading

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Lidar Drone Market Research Report

The increasing automation through LiDAR drones and reduction of human efforts drive the growth of the market. LiDAR drones have applications in corridor mapping, archaeology, precision farming, environment, construction, and entertainment. PDF sample download: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=128835365 Both top-down and bottom-up approaches … Continue reading

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Velodyne Investment Update

WOW – this is much bigger news than I reported on yesterday. The complete story is that Ford and Baidu are joining forces with Velodyne by investing $150 million to further autonomous vehicle research and development. Velodyne has certainly come … Continue reading

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3D Laser Scanning and Modeling Industry Survey

ClearEdge3D surveyed over 5,500 industry professionals worldwide and has produced a free report detailing their findings. The survey illuminates crucial industry data including average project profit margin, scanning/modeling best practices, profit margin degraders, hardware and software market share and more. … Continue reading

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ZF Acquires Stake in Lidar Firm

In another example of the importance of lidar to the autonomous vehicle industry ZF (not be confused with Z+F) announced that they had acquired a a 40% stake in Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH. The Hamburg-based company, which was founded in … Continue reading

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UAS Training and Certification

The UAS Core Group LLC is offering a comprehensive set of training and certification services for UAS pilots. Based in New Jersey the firm has extensive experience with the FAA regulations and the technology. From their website – “UAS CORE … Continue reading

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