Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

Organized Chaos Algorithm Needed for Autonomous Vehicles

This is a guest blog post from Alex Van de Weghe who believes for vehicles to be fully autonomous an “organized chaos” algorithm is needed. Whenever I see some video about autonomous driving cars it’s always in perfect traffic conditions. … Continue reading

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Zipline Uses Drones to Deliver Medicine

I just watched a short interview on Squawk Box with the CEO of Zipline, Keller Rinaudo who is using drones to deliver medicine in Africa and soon North Carolina. Truly impressive mission and operation. They are making an important difference … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting has Announced the Agenda

TRB AFB80 is the standing committee focused on Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction relating to highway transportation. We will be meeting in Daytona, Fl July 21 – 24, 2019 at the Daytona Hotel. The Transportation Research Board … Continue reading

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Underwater Drone Eelume Moves Like a Snake

Having just watched the video below I am at a nearly total loss for words to describe what this underwater drone is capable of doing. Since my days in earning my Ph.D. in marine geotechnical engineering I have known that … Continue reading

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells – Better UAV Power?

Lithium batteries provide relatively short duration flights and are restricted on most commercial airlines; internal combustion engines create air and noise pollution. Are hydrogen fuel cells going to provide the best option? From an article in sUAS News. Like batteries, … Continue reading

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Kitty Hawk Wishes to Re-define Mobility with the Flying Car

Kitty Hawk has a simple corporate vision – to free people from traffic by using a flying car to re-define the term mobility. In case you might be thinking that this Silicon Valley start-up can’t be serious, then you should … Continue reading

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Autonomy – What Does it Really Mean?

Last week we reported on comments by Elon Musk characterizing lidar as a “fool’s errand.” Since then researchers at Cornell reported that cameras may be all that are needed for autonomous driving and at the same time concern was raised … Continue reading

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Apple Titan – Self-Driving Car Technology is Looking at Lidar

It appears that Apple is pursuing the the self-driving car market with either the goal of building an entire vehicle or the autonomous vehicle stack. The latter would be a very interesting business model. From an article on CNBC. Apple … Continue reading

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Tesla Holds Autonomy Day – Musk Knocks Lidar

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, or as some of his more doubting critics have nicknamed him, “PT Musk,” took  the opportunity yesterday to refer to lidar as a fool’s errand. I guess he’s just smarter than everyone else. From an … Continue reading

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Wayve Critics Do Not Believe That Less is More

A recent blog post introducing Wayve’s claims to need only a camera, GPS tracker and a powerful computer have the Wayve critics speaking out. From an article in Mashable by Sasha Lekach Why weigh down a self-driving car with a … Continue reading

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