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Ford’s Strategic Investments

Ford has announced its intention to produce a fully autonomous, or “SAE level 4-capable” (operable without a wheel of pedals), vehicle for commercial operations by 2021 as part of a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service. “The next decade will be defined … Continue reading

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India’s First Driverless Shuttle

Given the recent concerns about autonomous vehicle safety this announcement might cause a few people to question the safety of a driverless shuttle, but the speed of these vehicles is slow compared to highway speeds. Here’s the proposal: “Novus Drive … Continue reading

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Indoor Localization Competition

This report appeared in Robotics Tomorrow. The Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition is a well-known annual benchmark for assessing many approaches to indoor localization. The purpose of the competition was to bring together real-time indoor location technologies and compare their performance … Continue reading

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Detecting Overhead Obstacles

Velodyne LiDAR announced that it has collaborated with LSA Autonomy, which today unveiled the Overhead Wire Laser-Detector – the OWL – a 3D LiDAR sensor-based technology and software system that marks a quantum leap forward in the detection of overhead … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Demo

For an interesting, inside look at the work that AutonomouStuff is doing with driverless vehicles have a look at the following video.

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White Paper on Lidar and the Future of Autonomous Navigation

Frost and Sullivan has created a 31-page white paper entitled, “LiDAR: Driving the Future of Autonomous Navigation – Analysis of LiDAR Technology for Advanced Safety.” It recaps the technology’s history, assesses its current status and forecasts its short-term prospects. The … 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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Autonomous Vehicle Demo at CES

Wolfgang Juchman, formerly of Velodyne and now with AutonomouStuff provided the tip on this Consumer Electronics Show demo vehicle featuring Velodyne lidar and AutonomouStuff’s research development platform. The solutions will come together in a white Lincoln MKZ, with two Velodyne … Continue reading

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Lidar for Self-Driving Cars

This is a good overview of the challenges facing companies like Velodyne that are hoping to move from the expensive ($75k) early adopter car mapping and navigation market to be a tier one parts supplier to the automotive industry. That … Continue reading

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Mass Lidar Production

As if they might have read the previous post Velodyne LiDAR today announced that the company is preparing to scale up for high-volume manufacturing of sensors for automotive applications, including self-driving cars. Velodyne is now poised for mass production of … Continue reading

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