Monthly Archives: February 2020

WaveSense Uses GPR for Autonomous Vehicle Location

WaveSense uses ground penetrating radar – GPR to create a reference map of the subsurface conditions below the pavement of a highway. This can be accomplished because the return GPR signal creates a unique electromagnetic signature. From an article in … Continue reading

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Ancient Mayan White Road Uncovered with Airborne Lidar

Built towards the end of the seventh century, Sacbe 1 – or White Road 1 – is covered in white plaster and stretches across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It’s believed to have been commissioned by the warrior queen Lady K’awiil Ajaw, … Continue reading

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Reality Sets in For the Automous Vehicle Startups

Over the past decade almost US$200 billion has been invested globally in mobility technology that promises to improve our ability to get around. More than US$33 billion was invested last year alone. Another measure of interest in this area is … Continue reading

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Startup Builds Laser Scanning Construction Robot

It will probably be some time before buildings are erected by robots. But a Boston startup called RCML has built a robot that’s designed to make sure that the humans who are still building them get it right. From an … Continue reading

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3D Scanning and Printing Rare Classic Car Parts

Need a clutch release lever for your Vauxhall Corsa? Not a problem. There are hundreds of suppliers ready to service your enquiry and it should be with you tomorrow. Cost: about £16. Porsche is now using 3D scanning and printing … Continue reading

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Autonomous Outdoor Parking Valet Service Uses Lidar

Stan, a fully autonomous outdoor parking valet, is now operational at select airports in Europe. The robot uses GNSS, LiDAR and cameras to move cars into storage places with requisite centimeter-level accuracy, including transition from outdoor to indoor. I have … Continue reading

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SPIE Proposes Automotive Lidar BenchmarkingTests

Working with experts like you, SPIE is helping to establish standard tests to benchmark automotive LiDAR performance. Please comment on this draft in the text field below. Or download the PDF and send comments via email to LidarTest@spie.org so that … Continue reading

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NASCAR is Laser Scanning Cars to Confirm Specs

For those who did not see the end of the Daytona 500 on Monday night this photo does not begin to show what happened to Ryan Newman who was leading the race at the time. To insure that teams are … Continue reading

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Lyft Passengers Highly Rate Self-Driving Car Experience

On the one hand Lyft passengers have logged more than 100,000 rides in Aptiv’s self-driving cars the headline in Venture Beat reads. The problem is these are not truly self-driving. There are full controls and a driver. True, they do … Continue reading

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3D Bioprinting Organs Based on Microscopic Imaging

This is incredible. For the first time, researchers managed to make intact human organs transparent. Using microscopic imaging they could reveal underlying complex structures of the see-through organs at the cellular level. Resulting organ maps can serve as templates for … Continue reading

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