Category Archives: Sensors

How Accurate is Your Drone? Real World Results

By Mike Tully, ASI Aerial Services and the Iowa Department of Transportation completed a UAS project in 2017 that tested the positional accuracy of several Unmanned Aerial Systems (camera and lidar). In this highly informative article Mike Tully presents a … Continue reading

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Scanning the Titanic

OceanGate Inc., a provider of manned submersible services and 2G Robotics, a global leader in underwater laser scanners, have formed a strategic alliance to capture laser data of the RMS Titanic shipwreck and debris field. 2G Robotics dynamic underwater laser … Continue reading

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Inside the Vehicle Lidar

This partnership has the potential to solve a number of the issues with lidar sensors and inclement weather. One of the leading suppliers of automotive windshields, AGC Automotive has combined forces with yet another lidar start-up, Dibotics to offer the … Continue reading

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Velodyne Slashes Price of Puck

The investment in automation at Velodyne’s Megafactory is beginning to produce results. Yesterday they announced up to a 50 percent reduction in the cost of the VLP – 16 Puck, their most popular sensor, to $4,000. “Demand for our VLP-16s … Continue reading

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Improving ToF Resolution 1000-Fold

If you would like to learn some physics over the holiday weekend this article about a new approach to increasing the accuracy of lidar measurement by 1000 fold over current sensors will be worth the effort. From the press release: … Continue reading

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Two More Auto Lidar Firms Emerge From Stealth Mode

Autonomous car lidar start-ups have to be one of the hottest niche markets for venture capitalists, at least in Silicon Valley. One has to wonder where all of the senior talent is coming from to staff these ventures and more … Continue reading

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Solid State Lidar Sensor to Debut at CES 2018

It’s going to take a combination of the right technology and the right business model to become a leader in providing tier one automotive suppliers with lidar sensors. Leddartech believes they can deliver both. LeddarTech will be presenting the LeddarCore … Continue reading

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World’s First Lidar Integrated Circuit

LeddarTech claims that the LeddarCore LCA2 is the world’s first LiDAR integrated circuit (IC) enabling rapid high-volume deployment of solid-state 3D LiDARs that meet the automotive industry’s stringent performance, cost and reliability requirements. By integrating a powerful, proven, discrete solid-state … Continue reading

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Velodyne Raises the Bar

Velodyne has just announced an important new sensor – the VLS – 128 and as you can see from the photo it represents a major improvement to the original HDL – 64 form factor. Not only is it smaller and … Continue reading

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Riegl USA Hosting Free Webinar

RIEGL USA will be hosting a North American End of Year Promotional Webinar on Tuesday, November 14 at 2:00 PM EST. Please join RIEGL’s terrestrial expert, Shannon Trammell, for this special year end event! She will be discussing the following … Continue reading

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