Category Archives: Consumer

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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Cape Drives FAA Approval of First COA with BVLOS

For some reason this major news item was not picked up by the UAS industry. This is a potential game changer and it says to me that if you can prove your case for BVLOS, as Cape did, that the … 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 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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Never Lost Again – Must Read for 3D Digital Mappers

When you are building your list of books to read in 2019, Never Lost Again by Bill Kilday deserves to be near the top of that list. It’s the inside story of Keyhole, Google Earth and now Niantic. An incredible … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar – The Details Behind 10 Leading Companies

Over the past year the automotive lidar manufacturers have been providing more details on their proprietary technology. Timothy B. Lee provides an in-depth look at 10 of the leading companies for Ars Technica. Today, there are three big ways that … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality Requires Powerful 3D Camera

A report from Bloomberg indicates that Apple is planning to launch iPhones in 2020 with a more powerful 3-D camera to support the company’s push into augmented reality, according to people familiar with the plans. The rear-facing, longer-range 3-D camera … Continue reading

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Day 2 at ILMF 2019 Produced a Number of Hidden Gems

Day 2 at ILMF 2019 resulted in discussions and presentations with a number of companies that have truly outstanding products which I doubt you have heard of. The keynotes were interesting, but not quite what I was hoping for, particularly … Continue reading

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