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Look Out Uber and Lyft – Here comes Amazon

Amazon announced Friday that it will acquire Zoox, a self-driving startup founded in 2014 that has raised nearly $1 billion in funding and which aims to develop autonomous driving technology, including vehicles, for the purposes of providing a full-stack solution … Continue reading

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Depth Camera May Outperform Autonomous Vehicle Lidar

In 2013, Rajiv Laroia and Dave Grannan started Light, a company that aimed to disrupt the tiny camera market. The ultimate goal was to provide designs, circuitry, and software to mobile device manufacturers so that smartphones could capture images at … Continue reading

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3D Documentation of the USS Iowa Using Lidar

The main purpose of this multi-firm demonstration was 3D documentation of the USS Iowa’s main battery turret which housed the incredible 16 inch guns, that were capable of firing 2,700 pound shells at targets  24 miles away. One can only … Continue reading

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Fully Autonomous Highway Driving in 2022

Volvo is partnering with tech firm Luminar to provide their industry-leading LiDAR and perception technology for Volvo’s next-generation cars.The partnership will deliver Volvo’s first fully autonomous driving technology for highways and paves the way for future active-safety developments. From an … Continue reading

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Deep Teaching Takes Humans Out of AV Training

How do you beat Tesla, Google, Uber and the entire multi-trillion dollar automotive industry with massive brands like Toyota, General Motors, and Volkswagen to a full self-driving car? Just maybe, by finding a way to train your AI systems that … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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