Tag Archives: Autonomous Vehicles

Smart Maps for Autonomous Vehicles

A silicon valley start-up Civil Maps has recently received $6 million in funding from a group that includes Ford Motors for their ability to produce 3D base maps that are much smaller in size as they only contain the critical … Continue reading

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Bad Weather and Autonomous Vehicles

As the plans progress for the introduction of autonomous vehicles the questions begin to arise, such as how are these vehicles going to operate in rain and snow. This article in Auto World News explains how Ford has been working … Continue reading

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Solving the Inclement Weather Issue

One of the supposed serious problems with the use of lidar on autonomous vehicles is navigating in rain and snow. In fact, I remember one article recently that claimed this will significantly delay the widespread use of driverless vehicles. I … Continue reading

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Automobiles Becoming 3D Data Collectors

If Toyota has its way they will be turning your car into a mobile mapping system. This is not the first time I have seen this model proposed. The basic idea is to use the sensors on the car to … Continue reading

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Capturing the U.S. Highway Network

GeoDigital, the Canadian-based lidar mapping firm is hard at work collecting over 200,000 miles of highway here in the U.S. and Canada to support the autonomous vehicle industry. This represents all of the controlled access, divided highways and most of … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicles on 60 Minutes

According to the report last night on 60 Minutes some 4 million miles of highways in the U.S. will need to be mapped in high detail before the autonomous vehicle industry will be able to¬† support full operation. That sounds … Continue reading

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