Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

Wounded Eagle UAS Completes Mission for the VA

Wounded Eagle UAS (WE) unmanned aerial surveillance, with the help of their student UAS operators, completed aerial mapping of VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System’s (VAGLAHS) 388-acre VA West Los Angeles Medical Center (WLA) campus. Using a UAS and drone … Continue reading

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AV Test Initiative Will Encourage Failure Reporting

Federal safety regulators on Monday launched an effort to get companies working on autonomous vehicle – AV technology to share more data about the limits of their systems. From an article in Forbes by Greg Gardner. The National Highway Traffic … Continue reading

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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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Pokemon GO May Support iPhone 12 Pro Lidar

Today a datamined app file for the latest version of Pokemon GO showed imagery of a near-future feature. With one image (and some code clues from the code) we can see that Pokemon GO may have, and likely will have, … Continue reading

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Avalanche Photodiode is High Power, but Eye Safe

Electrical and computer engineers at the University of Virginia and University of Texas-Austin have developed an avalanche photodiode that achieved record performance and has the potential to transform next generation night-vision imaging and Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) receivers. For … 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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Geomatics Professional versus Licensed Land Surveyor

The term “surveyor” has tremendous historical significance dating back to the Egyptian “rope stretchers,” but I think the time has come for the idea of the geomatics professional to emerge. The digital transformation began in the 1950’s for the surveying … 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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