Category Archives: Consumer

VCSELS Could be Next Generation of Lidar

VCSELS – Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers are being used by Apple for Face ID and more, like gesture recognition. On Tuesday Patently Apple posted two patent reports covering inventions from Google and LG. Google’s patent win covered using a depth camera … 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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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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Waymo Patent Claims Rejected by USPTO

Over the past 12 months the Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit has resulted in an agreement by Uber to re-design its lidar so as not to infringe on the key “936 Waymo patent,” as well as a payment of $245 million … Continue reading

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Scoobe3D Scanner Claims No Post Processing

The Scoobe3D Scanner from German startup Scoobe3D GmbH is an amazing device from both a hardware and software perspective. (Editor’s Note – The technology being used by Scoobe3D is not from the MIT Media Lab. The article has been modified … Continue reading

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Intraoral Laser Scanning in Tijuana, Mexico

Dentists in Tijuana, Mexico are using the most advanced dental equipment, including intraoral laser scanning to provide less expensive dental care. Just minutes from the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico there is a dental practice, Mexico Dental Network in Tijuana, … Continue reading

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Intel Capital Invests in Delair to Accelerate Software Platform

Intel Capital is one of the world’s most powerful venture capital firms. If you recall from the Olympics (see below) they have a keen interest in UAVs, making Delair an ideal investment partner. For the past year, Delair and Intel … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar – Are We There Yet?

The use of automotive lidar for autonomous vehicle navigation requires not only the innovative application of technology, but in the final analysis a business plan that reflects the realities of supplying components to the automotive industry. Jan-Erik Källhammer is the … Continue reading

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