Category Archives: Consumer

Property Drone Consortium Teams with RIT

The Property Drone Consortium (PDC), a collaboration that consists of insurance carriers, roofing industry leaders and supporting enterprises is pleased to announce a new research initiative with Rochester Institute of Technology, a renowned world leader in imaging science. The program … Continue reading

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Elon Musk Defends Radar

In the face of mounting pressure, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has revealed they are already working to improve the Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system. The technology currently relies on cameras and radar to operate the car, in the right conditions, … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 in 3D

It was July 20, 1969 that the Apollo 11 touched down on the moon’s surface while the rest of the world watched – and today, you can mark that anniversary by looking inside the Apollo 11’s command module, Columbia. Until … Continue reading

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Geiger-Mode for Autonomous Market

This press release from Princeton Lightwave caught my attention.  They are forming a new business unit to pursue the autonomous vehicle market. Geiger-mode LiDAR has been recommended by the Auto Alliance – which represents vehicle manufacturers that produce 77% of … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Security

This article in Gizmodo points out a serious challenge that the autonomous vehicle industry is going to have to face – security of the systems against spoofing. They report: “Spectrum reports that Jonathan Petit, from Security Innovation, has developed a … Continue reading

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Smart Maps for Autonomous Vehicles

A silicon valley start-up Civil Maps has recently received $6 million in funding from a group that includes Ford Motors for their ability to produce 3D base maps that are much smaller in size as they only contain the critical … Continue reading

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India’s First Driverless Shuttle

Given the recent concerns about autonomous vehicle safety this announcement might cause a few people to question the safety of a driverless shuttle, but the speed of these vehicles is slow compared to highway speeds. Here’s the proposal: “Novus Drive … Continue reading

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Lidar Needed for Autonomous Vehicles

Last week a person was killed while using the Tesla autopilot system. Elon Musk has taken the position that lidar is not required for autonomous driving, but this article in Forbes questions that belief. From the article: “The more fundamental … Continue reading

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3D Printed Map of London

San Francisco-based programmer Andrew Godwin has found a way to use the British government’s LIDAR data to create a scale model of a small slice of Central London, the city where he grew up. Godwin got the idea for his … Continue reading

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eora 3D

From the team at eora 3D: We recently concluded a successful crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter. We surpassed our initial goal within 3 hours of launching, and we raised close to $600,000 from 2139 backers from over 60 countries. We are … Continue reading

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