Category Archives: Sensors

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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Lyft Passengers Highly Rate Self-Driving Car Experience

On the one hand Lyft passengers have logged more than 100,000 rides in Aptiv’s self-driving cars the headline in Venture Beat reads. The problem is these are not truly self-driving. There are full controls and a driver. True, they do … Continue reading

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3D Bioprinting Organs Based on Microscopic Imaging

This is incredible. For the first time, researchers managed to make intact human organs transparent. Using microscopic imaging they could reveal underlying complex structures of the see-through organs at the cellular level. Resulting organ maps can serve as templates for … Continue reading

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3D Scans and Animations Used to Inform Project Team

The issues facing the project team on the $968 million International Arrivals Facility project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport could hardly have been more extreme. 3D scans and animations  were used to virtually sequence and insure that the install would go … Continue reading

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First Driverless Car Exemption Granted by U.S. DOT

Nuro, the self-driving startup founded by two ex-Google engineers, has a new delivery robot. The R2 is the company’s second-generation vehicle, and while it looks similar to the first-generation R1 — egg-shaped, no room for a human driver, objectively cute … Continue reading

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Inclement Weather Not Being Addressed by AVs

In late 2018, Krzysztof Czarnecki, a professor at Canada’s University of Waterloo, built a self-driving car and trained it to navigate surrounding neighborhoods with an annotated driving data set from researchers in Germany, that was not recorded in inclement weather. … Continue reading

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Solid State FMCW Lidar Sensors Mounted in Headlamps

SiLC Technologies has been touting its solid state 4D+ Vision chip as the ideal solution for developing more effective LiDAR systems for autonomous vehicles, since first introducing the tech in 2018. But after getting a better sense of the 4D+ … Continue reading

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Steering a Laser Beam with Optics has Many Advantages

Imagine a flashlight shooting through a prism, illuminating the scene in front of it — now imagine you could focus that flashlight by selecting which color came out of the prism, sending more light to the top part of the … Continue reading

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Lidar as a Service May Be the New AV Business Model

Subscription sales have helped countless software companies rack up big-time revenue. Are autonomous-driving technology startups about to borrow a page from that playbook? Some think lidar as a service may become the new business model for some of the cash … Continue reading

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