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Is Your Drone Near-sighted?

Mike Tully, CEO of ASI provides an interesting look at a number of technical issues concerning the use of what he terms a “flying camera” in this article from a recent newsletter. Here’s an excerpt: “Drones operate in an inherently … Continue reading

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Audi First to Support Level 3 Automation

Instead of Tesla or General Motors it looks like Volkswagen’s Audi division will be the first to offer Level 3 self driving capability or what is called conditional automation. This means the vehicle is capable of fully autonomous operation, but … Continue reading

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Unsolved Driverless Car Issues

As noted a few months ago the final 20% of the problems facing the driverless car industry are far from solved. Here are just a few of them identified in this article: The ability to recognize verbal or hand signals. … Continue reading

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Virtual Wall Relies on Lidar

You may not know Palmer Luckey by name, but he sold Oculus Rift to Facebook earning two billion dollars in the process. Luckey has now turned his attention to surveillance technology for defense and in particular the use of lidar … Continue reading

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Waymo vs. Uber Update

In the latest development regarding Google’s Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit lidar guru Anthony Levandowski has been fired by Uber. This comes after the judge ordered all documents in question be turned over and that Levandowski not work on anything involving … Continue reading

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Waymo vs. Uber Update

A quick update on the Waymo vs. Uber court case. Last week Uber suffered a setback in their court case when the judge referred the case to the U.S. attorney for an investigation into the possible theft of trade secrets … Continue reading

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First Geiger-mode Lidar

AGERpoint, Inc.™ has developed the first Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode LiDAR. The GML100 unit offers multiple returns per flash per detector and a form factor that can be used across a wide array of industries and mobile settings. The acquisition software … Continue reading

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Scottish Power Using Lidar

Scottish Power is spending 36 million pounds to improve their vegetation management programs in Scotland and Wales. Part of the investment is going to the acquisition of airborne lidar. Guy Jefferson, SP Energy Networks distribution director, said: “Managing trees next … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D 2017

SPAR 3D 2017 is just a few days away. Monday will feature a pre-conference workshop offered by Trimble as well as product previews by the exhibitors. Allen Nobles will present on the upcoming change to the National Datum that is … Continue reading

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Geospatial Tools Webinar

A free webinar, “Effective Use of Geospatial Tools in Highway Construction” is being offered on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:00 pm EDT. Geospatial tools are widely used during highway construction and are considered foundational to realizing value for stakeholders through … Continue reading

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