Category Archives: Autonomous vehicles

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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Wayve is Using Deep Learning to Drive Like a Human

This is a must read. Wayve postures that humans have a remarkable ability to learn to drive quickly and can obtain a licence to drive across a whole country after tens of hours of practice. From a press release by … Continue reading

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ABB Ability Mobile Gas-leak Detection System

The ABB Ability mobile gas-leak detection system can now be mounted on a drone and flown into areas with suspected gas leaks, such as along natural gas pipelines. By Chris McNamara, Smart Industry Content Director The original method of hydrocarbon … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D 2019 and HxGN LIVE 2019 – Are you Attending?

As I begin to review the submissions for the Younger Geospatial Professional of the Year Award, co-sponsored by SPAR 3D 2019 and Leica Geosystems, it reminded me that I need to make my travel plans. HxGN LIVE 2019 occurs a … Continue reading

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