Tag Archives: Ford

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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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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Velodyne Targeting Auto Market with New Puck

Velodyne has been working with Ford for the past ten years on the use of lidar to support autonomous vehicle navigation. They just announced the ULTRA Puck™ VLP-32A, combining best-in-class performance with a small form factor and the high reliability … 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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Benefits of the Consumerization of Lidar?

For those of us who observed the consumerization of GPS, largely as a result of car navigation apps, we have seen this movie before. The only difference is that we are substituting lidar for GPS or GNSS. Of possible interest … Continue reading

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Lidar Not Needed on Driverless Cars

Once the lidar reference map is derived, only a single forward looking monocular camera is needed to use the localization framework. Continue reading

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