Category Archives: Research

FHWA Supports DOT Drone Programs

UAS offer several transformative aspects for highway transportation, enhancing safety and productivity and reducing cost. The FHWA is supporting DOTs around the country with the introduction of drones for wide variety of applications. From the FHWA Every Day Counts program. … 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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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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Virtual Testing of Lidar Sensors in CarMaker V8

IPG Automotive has launched version 8.0 of its CarMaker virtual testing suite with newly integrated of Lidar raw signal interface (RSI). The lidar RSI is a physical sensor model based on ray tracing that enables detailed modeling of lidar sensors. … 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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First BVLOS Drone Flight Maps Trans-Alaska Pipeline

To date, flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) has been tested with visual ground observers or in an “extended line of sight” scenario – one that may require as much staff as flight within visual line of sight. This … Continue reading

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US FAA Drone Advisory Committee Survey

The U.S. FAA Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) (PDF) is a broad-based, long-term Federal advisory committee that provides the FAA with advice on key UAS integration issues by helping to identify challenges and prioritize improvements. The committee helps to create broad … 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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Protecting Personal Privacy of Geo-location Data

James Van Rens, Senior Vice President with RIEGL USA and Strategic Advisor for Government and Industry Relations for the RIEGL International Group, recently participated in the 9th meeting of the United Nations Global Geographic Information Management group. Discussions were held on the issue … Continue reading

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Ancient Maya Civilization Revealed with Airborne Lidar

The Maya civilization flourished more than 1,000 years ago, but modern technology is only now revealing the secrets of this ancient Mexican and South American culture—and it’s happening at an unprecedented pace. A recent spate of discoveries is transforming the … Continue reading

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