Category Archives: intelligent cities

Ranking Automated Driving Systems

Consulting firm Navigant Research recently released a report ranking the automobile vendors automated driving systems. As you can see there are some surprising results. Given their resources you might expect Ford, Daimler, VW and GM to be near the top, … Continue reading

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Musk Says Lidar is a Crutch

In a recent earnings call with investors Elon Musk renewed his stand against the use of lidar in autonomous vehicles, at least in the case of Tesla automobiles. Musk has long argued that LIDAR is too expensive and too bulky … Continue reading

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Leica Geosystems is Listening to Customers

It’s one thing to claim that you are listening, but it’s another to make the investment and deliver the features that truly make a difference to customers. Sometimes these enhancements can appear to be “little things”, but they can turn … Continue reading

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Smart Cities and Lidar

What technology is at the core of autonomous vehicles and smart cities? You guessed it – lidar. At least five years ago I predicted that lidar would become more important than GPS, but I never thought it would be at … Continue reading

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Singapore in 3D

Singapore has long been a leader in the use of GIS technology. They are currently taking geospatial data management to the next level – the intelligent 3D level, with the help of a number of individuals and companies. This is … Continue reading

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Baidu Invests in Velodyne

This is potentially very BIG news for both Baidu, a mega Chinese consumer Internet company and Velodyne Lidar. Autonomous vehicles have a much greater potential in a highly controlled state government. It’s learned that Baidu has reached investment intent with … Continue reading

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Oblique + Nadir + Lidar

This is certainly an indication from Leica GeoSystems that they intend to be a player in cities of the future. Appropriately the new strategy is being labeled Leica RealCity and as you will see in the video it is grand … Continue reading

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