Monthly Archives: July 2020

California DMV Permits Third Driverless Vehicle

The California Department of Motor Vehicles – California DMV today awarded autonomous car startup AutoX a permit authorizing it to test driverless vehicles on streets within a designated part of San Jose. While AutoX has had state authority to pilot … Continue reading

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Fast Laser Scanner Can Also Measure Surface Moisture

Critical infrastructure such as transport networks are the lifelines of modern society. Extreme weather events may cause damage to railway tracks, roads, tunnels and bridges. The Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques (IPM) has developed a fast laser scanner that … Continue reading

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Continuous Time SLAM – How does it work?

GeoSLAM is a world leader in the development and use of Simultaneous Location and Mapping technology, or SLAM. They have developed an informative infographic that explains why SLAM is needed and how it can be used to benefit customers when … Continue reading

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Agricultural Drone Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Reaching data accuracy on your experimental fields requires that you fly the right drone, at the right time, with the right settings. It is easy, but needs a little bit of preparation. In this guide, we will walk you over … Continue reading

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Why is Visualization so Important to Understanding?

I am in the middle of reading Doughnut Economics, by Kate Raworth. Basically, the author proposes that we throw out all of the commonly accepted economic thinking of the past two centuries and replace it with an entirely new set … Continue reading

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Apple Awarded Patent for Remote Sensing

Patently Apple’s “Project Titan” archive holds dozens of Apple patents regarding future Apple vehicles from semi-autonomous to fully autonomous and electric vehicles. One of the many technologies that Apple has filed patents for is LiDAR in vehicles. Back in 2018 … Continue reading

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Remote Sensors CTO on Adding Drone Lidar

From an interview with Eric Harkins, Remote Sensors CTO that was published in the GeoCue Q3 2020 eNewsletter. Tell Us About Your Company Remote Sensors Inc. is a relatively new organization; however, our experienced team has been working in the … Continue reading

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Waymo Will License Their Lidar Sensor Via Non-Compete

Many autonomous vehicle (AV) developers, including Waymo have been in hot pursuit of lidar technologies, which are important because of their ability to build 3D models of the environment around a car, an essential feature in the race for self-driving … Continue reading

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Optical Phased Array May Be the Future of Lidar

Researchers at the University of Colorado describe a new optical phased array, silicon chip that has the potential to move beyond the bulky, complex Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) systems that are hindering the systems’ widespread adaptation. From an article … Continue reading

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Blockchain Technology May Be the Holy Grail for Geospatial

General Motors has filed a patent application for a system that continuously updates a vehicle’s on-board maps and navigation guidance using blockchain technology. From an article in The Detroit Bureau by Joseph Szczesny. Thanks to good friend Joe Betit for … Continue reading

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