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Toyota Smart Vehicle Strategy Could Be the Winner

The automobile world is in quiet retreat on the topic of fully autonomous vehicles (AVs). As an excellent article by Steve LeVine in Marker described, vehicle autonomy is closely linked with ride-sharing, and in the pandemic era we’re going through, … Continue reading

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Training Data for AVs is Key to Success

High-quality data is the fuel that powers AI algorithms. Without a continual flow of labeled training data, bottlenecks can occur and the algorithm will slowly get worse and add risk to the system. From an article in Tech Crunch by … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar Companies Analyzed – Will Consolidate

Part 1 (published 4/12/2020), dealt with the parallels between the automotive LiDAR and telecom optics investment booms, and posited that going forward, consolidation and pivots for LiDAR companies are inevitable. Part 2 (this article) discusses which types of companies will … Continue reading

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New Lidar Sensor Supports All Weather Driving

A new lidar sensor developed by U.S.-based technology company Draper has made it possible for self-driving cars to see more reliably through rain, snow and fog. From an article in Smart Transport by Tom Seymour. Harsh weather conditions had previously … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Program Drivers are Expanding

Self-driving cars are the kind of speculative, cash-gobbling experiment that typically gets axed at a time like this. But if anything, this pandemic has shown the demand for autonomous vehicle programs could be larger than expected. From an article in … Continue reading

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Volvo to Offer Lidar-Equipped Self-Driving Cars in 2022

Most new cars sold today include a bevy of sensors such as cameras and radar to help power modern conveniences like automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist. Very few automakers, however, sell cars with the high-powered laser sensor known as … Continue reading

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VCSELS Could be Next Generation of Lidar

VCSELS – Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers are being used by Apple for Face ID and more, like gesture recognition. This past December 2018 Patently Apple posted two patent reports covering inventions from Google and LG. Google’s patent win covered using a … 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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Waymo Autonomous Vehicles Upgraded to Gen 5

People who are accustomed to seeing the Waymo autonomous vans rolling around Chandler and the East Valley are due for a surprise. These are likely to be the most sophisticated AVs on the market and the safest. From an article … Continue reading

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Unmanned 18-Wheeler Makes First Test Drive in Florida

On 60 Minutes last night they reported on what is claimed to be the first test of an unmanned 18-wheeler on a public highway. This was in Florida. Amazing. The 9.4 mile test was performed by Starsky Robotics and it … Continue reading

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