Category Archives: Consumer

Hexagon Acquires AutonomouStuff

In a somewhat surprising move, Hexagon AB announced the acquisition of AutonomouStuff, one of the world’s leading suppliers of integrated autonomous vehicle solutions. Founded in 2010, US-based AutonomouStuff is pioneering turn-key platforms for autonomous vehicle development, robotics and data intelligence … Continue reading

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Beyond the Autonomous Vehicle Hype

Raise your hand if you think you will own a fully autonomous SAE Level 5 car within the next 10 years. You did not see my hand go up. Why, for two reasons. The first is there are some very … Continue reading

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SnapSkan Laser Scan Tire Check Service

As my brother explained, there’s a fear factor when it comes people and tires. Taking advantage of that Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is expanding the footprint of its SnapSkan digital tire check service in Finland and Norway. This might just catch … Continue reading

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GEO Business 2018 is Next Week

London will be the center of the geospatial business world next week as it hosts GEO Business 2018. This conference which runs for two days on May 22 and 23 is “The geospatial event designed for everyone involved in the … Continue reading

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Lidar for Country Roads

My son and I were driving on a road in the Sierra Nevada Mountains a few weeks ago where it was not straight for more than 500 feet. We turned constantly down a steep narrow road with no guard rail … Continue reading

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Why Does Cadillac Super Cruise Work?

A recent test of the Cadillac Super Cruise option reveals that it really works. Why? The author of an article in Forbes claims because it is the quality of the HD mapping that start-up Ushr is providing. To confirm that … 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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How Important is Lidar?

Where would you rank the invention and subsequent impact of lidar on the world economy? I don’t think you can put it in the same category as the PC or the Internet, but how about the ruby laser which was … 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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Artificial Intelligence

Even though the focus is on driverless cars, the majority of the book I am reading traces the history of  artificial intelligence and how we are now finally in a position to capitalize on machine learning. I think this is … Continue reading

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