Category Archives: Sensors

Kitty Hawk Wishes to Re-define Mobility with the Flying Car

Kitty Hawk has a simple corporate vision – to free people from traffic by using a flying car to re-define the term mobility. In case you might be thinking that this Silicon Valley start-up can’t be serious, then you should … Continue reading

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Autonomy – What Does it Really Mean?

Last week we reported on comments by Elon Musk characterizing lidar as a “fool’s errand.” Since then researchers at Cornell reported that cameras may be all that are needed for autonomous driving and at the same time concern was raised … Continue reading

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Apple Titan – Self-Driving Car Technology is Looking at Lidar

It appears that Apple is pursuing the the self-driving car market with either the goal of building an entire vehicle or the autonomous vehicle stack. The latter would be a very interesting business model. From an article on CNBC. Apple … Continue reading

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Tesla Holds Autonomy Day – Musk Knocks Lidar

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, or as some of his more doubting critics have nicknamed him, “PT Musk,” took  the opportunity yesterday to refer to lidar as a fool’s errand. I guess he’s just smarter than everyone else. From an … Continue reading

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Multispectral Lidar Used to Automatically Classify Land/Water

This paper focuses on the use of the Teledyne Optech Titan multispectral lidar and novel analysis software to automatically classify the land/water boundary. Rapid mapping of near-shore and coastal regions has become an indispensable task for the local authority to … Continue reading

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GPS by Paul E. Ceruzzi Explains the Entire Story

The roots of GPS extend further back in time than the 1960’s and 70’s. Having accurate clocks and using objects in the sky to navigate are hundreds of years old. If you are in the geomatics business and like to … Continue reading

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Wayve Critics Do Not Believe That Less is More

A recent blog post introducing Wayve’s claims to need only a camera, GPS tracker and a powerful computer have the Wayve critics speaking out. From an article in Mashable by Sasha Lekach Why weigh down a self-driving car with a … Continue reading

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Wayve is Using Deep Learning to Drive Like a Human

This is a must read. Wayve postures that humans have a remarkable ability to learn to drive quickly and can obtain a licence to drive across a whole country after tens of hours of practice. From a press release by … Continue reading

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Colorado State Receives 3D Technology Gift from Trimble

Trimble  announced today that it has awarded a significant in-kind gift to the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University (CSU) that will expand the University’s leadership in training and research for 3D building design, construction management, digital fabrication, civil … Continue reading

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Lidar for Drone Conference – Products and Case Studies

The YellowScan Lidar for Drone 2019 Conference delivered a high value mix of technical product information and detailed case studies. Congratulations to the team and the partners for a great learning experience. As mentioned in a previous blog post the … Continue reading

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