Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

Automated Inventory Using Smart Drones

Maintaining an accurate warehouse inventory can be a very tedious process. Attempts to automate the workflow face a number of challenges such as fast turn around and lack of survey control. It looks like Exyn Technologies which emerged from the … Continue reading

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Driverless Vehicle Testing Programs are Flawed

In an excellent article in Wired the author points out the mistakes being made in the design and execution of testing programs for self-driving vehicles. He quotes Martyn Thomas CBE, professor of information technology at Gresham College and fellow of … Continue reading

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Searching for the Right Lidar Sensor

It’s difficult to separate the hype from the innovation when it comes to automotive lidar, but that doesn’t mean we are not going to try to separate the two. Meanwhile Velodyne is taking the position that the problem in last … Continue reading

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Velocity Sensitive Lidar

Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, based in (that high tech hotbed of fly fishing) Bozeman, MT has just received $18 million in series B financing to scale their frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) lidar and just as importantly the artificial perception software … Continue reading

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Uber Suspends Self-driving Program After Pedestrian is Killed

Unfortunately this day had to come. It is certainly terrible news for all involved, most importantly the victim and her family. Last night in Tempe, AZ a woman was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle. This is the … Continue reading

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Fully Autonomous Cruise AV Has 5 Lidar Sensors

General Motors is investing over $100 million to produce the Cruise AV, the first fully autonomous mass produced vehicle. It is scheduled to be released in 2019. GM says this is “the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to … Continue reading

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AEye Granted Foundational Patents

Artificial perception pioneer AEye (great name) recently announced it has been awarded foundational patents with numerous claims for its solid state, MEMs-based agile LiDAR and embedded AI technology that are core to AEye’s iDAR™ perception system. Of all of the … Continue reading

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Scale API Follow Up

            Digital Journal recently interviewed Alexandr Wang, the founder and CEO of Scale API. When asked about the idea behind creating the API Wang responded: “The largest bottleneck for the development of high-performing perception algorithms … Continue reading

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Non-Line-of-Sight Imaging

It is still very much in the lab experiment stage, but researchers at Stanford believe they have solved one of the two key problems with using reflected laser returns to effectively “see around corners.” Where non-line-of-sight capability could be of … Continue reading

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HERE Developing Indoor Maps

HERE, formerly Navteq now owned by Audi, BMW and Daimler is joining forces with robot maker Naver Labs to pursue indoor mapping opportunities starting in Korea, the home of Naver. The collaboration will start off with HERE using Naver Labs’ … Continue reading

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