Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

FMCW – Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Lidar

It certainly sounds more complicated than Time of Flight (ToF), but Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar has a number of important advantages over ToF, like being able to measure the velocity of objects in a scene and having the … Continue reading

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Lidar – Is it a Portmanteau or an Acronym?

This blog post is on a lighter note, as you have probably already guessed. We have had our share of physics lately, but I still think you will learn some things, or at least be able to pass the video … Continue reading

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TopoDOT is the New Company Name for Certainty 3D

In order to simplify the corporate messaging the Certainty 3D company name is being replaced with TopoDOT – the name of their flagship software. The new TopoDOT will still have the same leadership, support team and the same office – … Continue reading

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Autonomous Haulage from Caterpillar at FMG Solomon Mine

Rob Lawton, Senior Mine Surveyor for FMG Solomon reports from western Australia that that they have 62 autonomous haulage Cat trucks using LiDAR systems on the front (Velodyne HDL-64E mapping system). Be sure to watch the video to see this … Continue reading

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Waymo Patent Claims Rejected by USPTO

Over the past 12 months the Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit has resulted in an agreement by Uber to re-design its lidar so as not to infringe on the key “936 Waymo patent,” as well as a payment of $245 million … Continue reading

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Intel Capital Invests in Delair to Accelerate Software Platform

Intel Capital is one of the world’s most powerful venture capital firms. If you recall from the Olympics (see below) they have a keen interest in UAVs, making Delair an ideal investment partner. For the past year, Delair and Intel … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar – Are We There Yet?

The use of automotive lidar for autonomous vehicle navigation requires not only the innovative application of technology, but in the final analysis a business plan that reflects the realities of supplying components to the automotive industry. Jan-Erik Källhammer is the … Continue reading

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Doppler Lidar – Is This the Better Approach?

Blackmore is promoting the use of Doppler lidar as a better sensor for the autonomous vehicle industry. The typical example of the Doppler effect in the real world is the apparent change in frequency of a train as it approaches … Continue reading

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AutoX to Deliver Groceries with Driverless Vehicles

AutoX, a developer of autonomous driving technology, is launching a grocery delivery pilot in San Jose, California. Well, the risk of failure in this driverless vehicle experiment seems to be significantly reduced as their will be no person in the … Continue reading

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Coord Initiative from Alphabet Sidewalk Labs

Coord could be the real time platform for bringing urban transportation into a coordinated system. (By Stephen Smyth from the Coord website) “When I look ahead to the future of urban mobility, I often think back to the challenge of … Continue reading

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