Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

The 3D Laser Scanning Industry – Where Are We?

There is no question that 2018 has seen advancements in many of the 3D laser scanning application areas, including the red hot drone and autonomous vehicle sectors, but as an industry are we taking full advantage of the transformation from … Continue reading

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2019 Geospatial Summit Update From NGS

The NGS has announced that the Draft Agenda for this summer’s 2019 Geospatial Summit, to be held in Silver Spring, Maryland May 6 – 7, 2019, is now available In addition, they issued a Call for Case Studies focusing on … Continue reading

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November 2018 Lidar News Video of the Month

It’s time to vote for the November 2018 Lidar News Video of the Month. Here is the list of outstanding videos for you to consider: Road Resurfacing from Chao Han at VRMesh Caterpillar Global Mining from Rob Lawton at Fortescue … Continue reading

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Site Operations Engineer – University of Washington Opening

This Site Operations Engineer is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to be on the cutting edge of the latest 3D technology and applied research. The Site Operations Engineer will support the National Science Foundation (NSF) NHERI (Natural Hazards … Continue reading

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Volvo and Luminar Team to Produce 360c Concept

There is no question that the video is impressive and that Volvo and Luminar seem fully invested in a safe introduction of autonomous vehicles, but achieving Level 4 (everything with some constraints) under highway conditions is a monumental challenge. A … Continue reading

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FAA Reauthorization Act – What is Impact on UAS Industry?

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 is being hailed as a significant step forward by those in the UAS/UAV industry and by aviation law experts. From the article in UAS Magazine by Patrick C. Miller, October 10, 2018: The act—passed … Continue reading

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NASA InSight Lands Successfully on Mars

After traveling for 6 months and covering more than 300 million miles NASA InSight has landed on Mars to the joy and tears of the NASA team. Congratulations to all! I never get tired of watching these landings – truly … Continue reading

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Levels of Driving Automation – There’s a Standard

Unlike many technical markets, such as the lidar and 3D laser scanning  industry there is good news when it comes to a standard for describing levels of driving automation. The consumer markets have learned that developing and agreeing on standards, … Continue reading

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Driverless Car Revolution is Running Late

The adoption rate for the driverless car is behind schedule. Engineering challenge of the decade Auto makers are becoming more cautious Greatest obstacle is fear of trusting a robot Vehicle insurance and laws would have to be overhauled In this … Continue reading

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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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