Category Archives: Business Development

Lufthansa and DJI Sign Deal To Develop Commercial Drones

This is the first time I have seen a major airline announce their involvement with drones. In this case its Lufthansa Aerial Services and DJI teaming up on a wide range of potential services. In addition to inspection of infrastructure, … Continue reading

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UAV Inspection Preview

If you want a glimpse into what the future might look like for the use of UAVs to carry out inspections have a look at the Cyberhawk operation. Focused primarily on the oil and gas industry and based in the … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – January 26, 2016

This week’s Lidar News Today contains a recap of the top news stories from last week plus two important articles. The first by Mike Tully looks at drone accuracy and the second by Ken Smerz highlights the value of 3D … Continue reading

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STENCIL Follow Up

I received additional info from AutonomouStuff on the real time SLAM sensor that I blogged about last week. The STENCIL can be purchased with a license for either localization or a license for mapping applications. Additionally, the STENCIL can be used without the need … Continue reading

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Low Cost “Sweep” Laser Scanner

Thanks to Giuseppe Di Franco for the tip on this. It’s a low cost version of a laser scanner from Scannable. How low cost? How about $249? It has a range of up to 40 m, collects 500 points per … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – January 19, 2016

The Lidar News Today for this week is now available. We are featuring articles on 3D powerline clearance, autonomous vehicles, business ethics and mobile mapping guidelines. In addition we are launching a new Challenge Question. The person submitting the top … Continue reading

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Garmin Acquires Lidar Firm

I have followed Garmin since their beginning in the early days of consumer GPS. I find this acquisition to be very interesting. Garmin announced last week the acquisition of PulsedLight, Inc., a privately-held company founded in 2012 and designing optical … Continue reading

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Benefits of the Consumerization of Lidar?

For those of us who observed the consumerization of GPS, largely as a result of car navigation apps, we have seen this movie before. The only difference is that we are substituting lidar for GPS or GNSS. Of possible interest … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Demo at CES

Wolfgang Juchman, formerly of Velodyne and now with AutonomouStuff provided the tip on this Consumer Electronics Show demo vehicle featuring Velodyne lidar and AutonomouStuff’s research development platform. The solutions will come together in a white Lincoln MKZ, with two Velodyne … Continue reading

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Powerful Portable Scanner

Let’s kick off the new year (2016) with a heads up about a portable scanner that I have not heard of. It’s the EinScan-S from Shining 3D and it claims to “scan both people and objects in high resolution, down … Continue reading

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