Category Archives: Consumer

The iCar?

This report says there is concrete evidence that Apple is planning to design and build a driverless car, or at the very least provide software to other manufacturers. The UK’s Guardian newspaper has published correspondence between Apple engineer Frank Fearon … Continue reading

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Lidar-Lite v2

At $115 this DIY lidar sensor is certain to grab a lot of people’s attention. The Lidar-Lite version 2 sensor from PulsedLight is now available for applications that range from collision avoidance to UAS mapping. Let me know if you … Continue reading

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3D Scanner for Smart Phone

Now this may be very important news. Eora 3D’s scanner was born from the need for a precise laser scanner to verify the accuracy of a large parabolic dish used to focus sunlight on solar panels. The quest led Eora … Continue reading

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Human Lasers

This is truly amazing. Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found that they can get human cells to emit light in a tightly focused beam; in other words – a laser beam. They actually found three different methods for doing … Continue reading

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Consumer Lidar Investment

Delphi has also made a strategic investment in 3D LiDAR sensing company, Quanergy. Quanergy is a privately-held, Silicon-Valley-based technology company developing smart sensing solutions for real-time 3D mapping and object detection, tracking, and classification. It said those two strategic moves … Continue reading

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Here Matters

It looks like the big 3 German car companies are in the process of acquiring Nokia’s Here mapping service and as you can see in the adjacent photo that includes the use of lidar – derived imagery. As reported in … Continue reading

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DIY Laser Harp

To test our LIDAR-Lite laser telemeters, we have built an infra-red laser harp which sound a note depending on the measured distance. Continue reading

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3D Site Security

The author claims that laser scanners can perform better than cameras in rain and snow which perhaps for security purposes is fine Continue reading

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24 Hours of Le Mans in 3D

iRacing’s team of nearly a dozen laser scanning technicians, photographers and artists recently completed their data-gathering work Continue reading

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3D Printed Cars

3D printed cars are going to get a lot of people’s attention, especially in Detroit. Continue reading

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