Category Archives: Technology

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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Automated Scan Data Processing for Common Design and Construction Challenges

This is a guest blog post from John Russo, AIA and founder of ARC and the USIBD. Thanks John for sharing this valuable information, and if you have an interesting message please contact me at gene.roe@lidarnews.com. I think it is … Continue reading

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Lidar for Automotive Safety Apps

LeddarTech has unveiled key insights about its LeddarCore integrated circuits roadmap, which the company says is set to enable low-cost, high-performance solid-state LiDARs for multiple automotive safety applications – from advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to autonomous driving. During the … Continue reading

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Calibration of a Lidar and Camera System

This paper presents a detailed methodology for calibration 0f a lidar sensor and camera system. These researchers from Korea propose a robust extrinsic calibration algorithm that can be implemented easily and has small calibration error. The extrinsic calibration parameters are … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – 6/16/16

This week’s Lidar News Today is highlighting a number of interesting topics including an inside look at a firm based in Florida that has built a reputation for being experts in merging hydrographic and 3D laser scan data. The FHWA … Continue reading

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Segmenting Point Clouds

A team of researchers from Oregon State University have developed a promising new approach to segmenting point clouds. New technologies such as lidar enable the rapid collection of massive datasets to model a 3D scene as a point cloud. However, … Continue reading

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Flying Cars

Forget all that talk about autonomous vehicles. The real future of transportation may be flying cars. No, I have not gone over the edge. There is a company Zee.Aero that Larry Page has reportedly invested $100 million in and that … Continue reading

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HxGN LIVE is Next Week

Have you ever seen Leaving Las Vegas? Now that is a powerful movie. It also describes what Hexagon is doing with  HxGN LIVE 2016. Instead of Las Vegas this year’s event will be in Anaheim, CA and it promises to … Continue reading

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FHWA Guide for Use of Lidar in Transportation

The FHWA has released an introductory guide to the use of lidar surveying technology. The guide explains, “The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) transportation bill introduced new programmatic performance measures with which the STAs (state transportation … Continue reading

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ICUAS’16 is This Week

If you are in the Washington, DC area there is an important UAS conference this week. The 2016 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS’16, will be held on June 7-10. The conference venue is the Key Bridge Marriott, located … Continue reading

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