Category Archives: Consumer

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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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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