Category Archives: driverless vehicles

Waymo Autonomous Vehicles Upgraded to Gen 5

People who are accustomed to seeing the Waymo autonomous vans rolling around Chandler and the East Valley are due for a surprise. These are likely to be the most sophisticated AVs on the market and the safest. From an article … Continue reading

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Google Driverless Car Project Founder Pleads Guilty

ANTHONY LEVANDOWSKI, the once-lauded engineer who co-founded Google’s self-driving car project and helped spark interest in autonomous vehicles, pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing a confidential Google document shortly before leaving the company. In the agreement, Levandowski agreed to a maximum … Continue reading

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Unmanned 18-Wheeler Makes First Test Drive in Florida

On 60 Minutes last night they reported on what is claimed to be the first test of an unmanned 18-wheeler on a public highway. This was in Florida. Amazing. The 9.4 mile test was performed by Starsky Robotics and it … Continue reading

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Real Time Vehicle Detection Framework for AVs

Real time vehicle detection is essential for driverless systems. However, the current single sensor detection mode is no longer sufficient in complex and changing traffic environments. Therefore, this paper combines camera and light detection and ranging (LiDAR) to build a … Continue reading

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Fifth Generation Autonomous Vehicle Technology

A little more than two and half years ago, Waymo engineers began working on a hardware sensor suite that would improve upon previous generations and have the capability to work on a variety of vehicles, from self-driving passenger cars to … Continue reading

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Will Cameras Win Out Over Lidar in AVs?

In the end will cameras be the sensor of choice for autonomous vehicles? Elon Musk certainly thinks so, but the 70+ lidar start-ups that are backed by billions in VC money don’t agree. Here’s one pretty strong, non-technical argument for … Continue reading

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Reality Sets in For the Automous Vehicle Startups

Over the past decade almost US$200 billion has been invested globally in mobility technology that promises to improve our ability to get around. More than US$33 billion was invested last year alone. Another measure of interest in this area is … Continue reading

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Startup Builds Laser Scanning Construction Robot

It will probably be some time before buildings are erected by robots. But a Boston startup called RCML has built a robot that’s designed to make sure that the humans who are still building them get it right. From an … Continue reading

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Autonomous Outdoor Parking Valet Service Uses Lidar

Stan, a fully autonomous outdoor parking valet, is now operational at select airports in Europe. The robot uses GNSS, LiDAR and cameras to move cars into storage places with requisite centimeter-level accuracy, including transition from outdoor to indoor. I have … Continue reading

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SPIE Proposes Automotive Lidar BenchmarkingTests

Working with experts like you, SPIE is helping to establish standard tests to benchmark automotive LiDAR performance. Please comment on this draft in the text field below. Or download the PDF and send comments via email to LidarTest@spie.org so that … Continue reading

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