Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

OpenDrive is a Standard for Driving Simulators

The OpenDRIVE standard could stimulate new business for mobile lidar mappers As many of you know Lidar News has been a long standing proponent of the need for standards. I think most people in the 3D laser scanning industry will … Continue reading

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Quanergy is Facing a Number of Challenges

In this extensive article by Bloomberg entitled, How a Billion – Dollar Autonomous Vehicle Start-up Lost its Way, the authors present a case that Quanergy is experiencing problems with its manufacturing, ability to retain key people and overall focus. This is … Continue reading

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LeddarTech Delivers Solid State Lidar

This is a very important milestone for LeddarTech based in Quebec City, Canada and the autonomous vehicle market worldwide. The firm announced today that they had delivered the first A-samples of its LeddarCore LCA2 system-on-chip (SoC) to select automotive partners, … Continue reading

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Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC Launches with $4 Billion in Funding

Ford may be having trouble making money selling cars, but its F-150 pickup is the best selling vehicle in the world! That’s not a typo. To stake their claim to be a leader in electrified, autonomous ride services they announced … Continue reading

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Sensoris is an Important Step in the Right Direction

Imagine an industry-derived and supported standard for communicating between an autonomous vehicle and the cloud. Wouldn’t  that solve a lot of problems and save a lot of time (equals money)? That is what SENSORIS –SENSOR Interface Specification is all about. … Continue reading

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Transportation and GIS – The Debate Continues

This was one of the key side discussions on the final day of the very successful TRB AFB80 summer meeting. The expected increase in autonomous and connected (the vehicle is connected to the infrastructure via dedicated radio signal) vehicle use, … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Recap

Tuesday at the AFB80 summer meeting was jam packed with presentations on small UAS, a visit to the Caltrans Transportation Lab and then detailed presentations on autonomous surface vehicles for hydrographic mapping, mobile lidar, ground penetrating lidar and subsurface utilities. … Continue reading

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Light – Camera of the Future

The basic concept for the design of the Light camera is that lots of (in this case 16)  little cameras when carefully configured and managed creatively with the right software can outperform one big one. Have a look at the … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting – Don’t Miss It

Time is running out for you to join us at one of the best, small geomatics conferences of the year. The AFB80 summer meeting in Sacramento, CA is just two weeks away running July 22 -25, 2018. This is an … Continue reading

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Drone’s and Autonomous Vehicles

I am finding it a challenge to keep up with the interesting autonomous news items this week, so rather than hitting “delete” I thought I would try something a little different – a quick synopsis so you can decide what … Continue reading

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