Category Archives: driverless vehicles

Levandowski Criminally Charged – Theft of Trade Secrets

Lidar News provided a number of posts beginning in October 2017 involving Anthony Levandowski and his involvement in a Waymo vs. Uber patent lawsuit. The case was eventually settled in Waymo’s favor. The judge in  the case recommended that the … Continue reading

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Neural Network on a Chip Designed by Tesla

The building block of a human nervous system is a neuron and millions of them form a neural network in the body’s central nervous system. To make autonomous cars a reality, computer scientists need to create artificial neural networks (ANNs) … Continue reading

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Lidar Sensors Designed to be Auto-Ready

ORLANDO — A thief provided the perfect circumstances for an inadvertent experiment with a pallet of Luminar lidar sensors. From an article in Automotive News by  Pete Bigelow. Last summer, a pallet containing lidar sensors made by Luminar was stolen … Continue reading

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Self Driving Vehicles From Toyota at Olympics

Toyota will deploy some 3,700 vehicles, including self-driving buses and mobility products at next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics, nearly all of them electrified, including a futuristic self-driving pod car that will escort the Olympic torch and lead the marathon race. … Continue reading

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Waymo Database Access for Academic Research

Academic researchers have now been granted access to the Waymo database, amassed by its fleet of self-driving cars. The move is a way to “give back to the community,” says Drago Anguelov, Waymo’s head of research, “not an admission in … Continue reading

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Phoenix Can Wirelessly Power Your Lidar Sensor

Spark Connected’s new solution named Phoenix, is designed and engineered to wirelessly power LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) applications. DALLAS, Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Spark Connected, a leading technology developer of advanced and innovative wireless power system solutions, today … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicles – Musk vs. the Rest of the World

In April, Elon Musk declared that Tesla should have over a million level 5 autonomous vehicles manufactured by 2020. To clarify, that means over a million cars equipped with the necessary hardware capable of driving with no help from a … Continue reading

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Drones are Doing the Dirty Work and Reducing Accidents

Here’s a job any worker would be happy to pass off to drones: Imagine crawling down a ladder into the vast darkness of a 20-story-high storage tank filled with toxic chemical fumes to spend hours searching for corrosion. From an … Continue reading

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SENSR is 3D Perception Software for all Lidar Sensors

SENSR is 3D perception software that wants to become the Windows of 3D Lidar sensors, enabling mass-adoption of automotive-grade LiDAR solutions. It will be interesting to see if the key players will buy into this. Seoul Robotics, a dynamic provider … Continue reading

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Geomatics Professional versus Licensed Land Surveyor

The term “surveyor” has tremendous historical significance dating back to the Egyptian “rope stretchers,” but I think the time has come for the idea of the geomatics professional to emerge. The digital transformation began in the 1950’s for the surveying … Continue reading

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