Category Archives: Safety

Downtown Mobility Studied with Lidar Sensors

The City of Kelowna, British Colombia, Canada says it will embark on a pilot project next week that will study the flow of traffic and pedestrians in the downtown core. On Thursday, the city announced that it will soon be … Continue reading

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Empire State Building Renovation Complexity Solved with 3D

Extreme heights, exacting materials and harsh winter weather were just a few of the challenges facing Skanska USA’s recent renovation of the observation deck of the Empire State Building, one of the world’s most iconic buildings. From an article in … Continue reading

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Analyzing a Train Wreck with Lidar and UAV Data

It was early morning on Dec. 18, 2017, and an Amtrak passenger train was making its inaugural run between Tacoma and Portland, Oregon. As it neared a curve leading to an Interstate-5 overpass near DuPont, the train was traveling at … Continue reading

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Scanning the Super Galaxy at Travis Air Force Base

Scanning the Super Galaxy – the largest aircraft in the U.S. Air Force, inside and out is no small feat. From an article in the Daily Republic by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman. A team from Sketchbox Inc., an augmented and … Continue reading

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Training Data for AVs is Key to Success

High-quality data is the fuel that powers AI algorithms. Without a continual flow of labeled training data, bottlenecks can occur and the algorithm will slowly get worse and add risk to the system. From an article in Tech Crunch by … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar Companies Analyzed – Will Consolidate

Part 1 (published 4/12/2020), dealt with the parallels between the automotive LiDAR and telecom optics investment booms, and posited that going forward, consolidation and pivots for LiDAR companies are inevitable. Part 2 (this article) discusses which types of companies will … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Program Drivers are Expanding

Self-driving cars are the kind of speculative, cash-gobbling experiment that typically gets axed at a time like this. But if anything, this pandemic has shown the demand for autonomous vehicle programs could be larger than expected. From an article in … Continue reading

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Volvo to Offer Lidar-Equipped Self-Driving Cars in 2022

Most new cars sold today include a bevy of sensors such as cameras and radar to help power modern conveniences like automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist. Very few automakers, however, sell cars with the high-powered laser sensor known as … Continue reading

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Slope Stability Assessment Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning

Stabilization projects of rock masses cannot be performed without a proper geomechanical characterization of slope stability. The classical approaches, due to logistic issues, typically are not able to cover extensively the areas under study. Geo-structural analysis on point clouds from … Continue reading

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Blockchain Technology May Be the Holy Grail for Geospatial

General Motors has filed a patent application for a system that continuously updates a vehicle’s on-board maps and navigation guidance using blockchain technology. From an article in The Detroit Bureau by Joseph Szczesny. Thanks to good friend Joe Betit for … Continue reading

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