Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

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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Rain on Lidar Sensors – What is the effect on Performance?

This paper looks at the influence of rain on a lidar sensor using a mathematical model to predict the degradation of the performance. Among the many challenges involved in the development of safe, reliable advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), sensing … Continue reading

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Dropcopter Co-Founder Promotes Exiting Comfort Zone

Adam Fine is co-founder of Dropcopter which uses unmanned aerial systems to pollinate orchards. In this interview in Syracuse.com he offers some thoughts on being a successful entrepreneur. Adam moved to Syracuse from San Francisco (ouch) in December 2017 for … Continue reading

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Camera is Much More Sensitive to Laser Pulses

An engineer at CES last week was very disappointed to find that his  new $1,998 Sony a7R II mirrorless camera had been permanently damaged by an automotive lidar sensor. From an article in PetaPixel Self-driving cars widely use a technology … Continue reading

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Lidar Sensor Used for First Landing on Far Side of Moon

The Chinese have supplied a video of the first landing of a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon. The Chang’e-4 spacecraft included a lidar sensor that allowed it to make last minute corrections in the landing area. From … Continue reading

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TRB 2019 Annual Meeting Kicks – Off Sunday

The TRB 2019 meeting is scheduled to begin Sunday January 13 in Washington, D.C. The question is what effect the government shut down is going to have on this important  event. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting will … Continue reading

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Foldable Drone Can Change Shape In-Flight

Now this is impressive. Be sure to see the video below. There have been other drones that could alter their shape in flight, but this foldable drone (developed by roboticists from University of Zurich and EPFL) is different in several … Continue reading

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CES Opens Today with the Key Vendors Jockeying for Position

As CES opens today in Las Vegas there is  a press release from each of the major vendors as they try to out do each other for the top spot in the news. Rather than trying to sort this out … Continue reading

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Geo Week includes MAPPS, ASPRS and ILMF

It’s going to be quite a month for the 3D geospatial industries with CES next week, TRB the following, then the World of Concrete and Geo Week wraps up January 2019. WOW, that’s a lot of lidar and 3D laser … Continue reading

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2019 – Let’s Make it the Year of the YGP

Overall 2018 has been a very positive year for the 3D laser scanning and lidar industry, but for me the news item with the greatest potential impact is the Younger Geospatial I can’t think of a single news item during … Continue reading

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