Category Archives: Consumer

Incredible Olympic Drone Light Show

Intel’s Drone Team has set the world record with a performance of 1,218 Shooting Star drones flying in sync to create huge light-up images of Olympic sports and the iconic Olympic rings in the skies over Pyeongchang. The wind, cold … Continue reading

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Cadillac Invested in Mapping

Cadillac may be late to the game, but with their new Super Cruise option they are the only automaker who can claim that they have a truly hands-off, semi-autonomous system. Besides GM ranks at the top of the recent driverless … Continue reading

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On-demand Drone Flight Insurance

Verifly has an app that lets you obtain flight insurance for your drone mission in real time. The insurance is being offered for both recreational and commercial flights. The rates begin at $10 per hour and the limits can go … Continue reading

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MADD and Velodyne Partner

In what is certain to be a strong argument in support of autonomous driving Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Velodyne have teamed up to launch an education campaign explaining the benefits of fully autonomous vehicles. It’s hard to believe … Continue reading

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Sensor Fusion Annotation

Are you looking for a way to jump start your machine learning perception project? Scale claims to deliver a sensor independent API that provides a number of powerful object recognition functions. It works with cameras, lidar and radar to accelerate … Continue reading

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Ranking Automated Driving Systems

Consulting firm Navigant Research recently released a report ranking the automobile vendors automated driving systems. As you can see there are some surprising results. Given their resources you might expect Ford, Daimler, VW and GM to be near the top, … Continue reading

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Lidar More Important Than GPS

Looking back to the early 90’s  it is hard not to rank GPS in the top five technologies especially in  terms of its impact on the average consumer. The Internet would have to be at the top of the list, … Continue reading

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Waymo and Uber Settle

After five days in court the two sides in the Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit have to the surprise of many in the court room decided to settle. As a result, Uber agrees not use Waymo’s technology and to pay out … Continue reading

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Musk Says Lidar is a Crutch

In a recent earnings call with investors Elon Musk renewed his stand against the use of lidar in autonomous vehicles, at least in the case of Tesla automobiles. Musk has long argued that LIDAR is too expensive and too bulky … Continue reading

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Smart Cities and Lidar

What technology is at the core of autonomous vehicles and smart cities? You guessed it – lidar. At least five years ago I predicted that lidar would become more important than GPS, but I never thought it would be at … Continue reading

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