Category Archives: smart cities

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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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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Voyage Can Operate Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads

Voyage has cleared a regulatory hurdle that will allow the company to expand its self-driving service from the private roads of a retirement community in San Jose, Calif. to public roads throughout the rest of the state. From an article … Continue reading

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AutoX to Deliver Groceries with Driverless Vehicles

AutoX, a developer of autonomous driving technology, is launching a grocery delivery pilot in San Jose, California. When this was originally published 18 months ago it did not have the importance that it does now. It looks like they are … 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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The Internet of the Built Environment

One of the key drivers, along with mobility, on demand services, 5G and more, of the digital transformation of society is IoT – the Internet of Things. The plan for IoT is to have a sensor on everything, from bridges … Continue reading

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Autonomous Mobility Solutions – A Glimpse Into the Future

Beep is one of the first autonomous mobility systems operating in a real traffic environment on a small route in Orlando, FL. It is currently running at 15 mph which is too slow and is causing a less than a … Continue reading

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Waymo is 3D Mapping Los Angeles to Offer Robotaxis

Traffic-clogged Los Angeles hasn’t been a factor in the race to perfect self-driving car tech, with R & D and testing concentrated in Silicon Valley, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and even Las Vegas. But that’s finally changing as autonomous minivans from Alphabet … Continue reading

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Roboats Build 3D Maps of Amsterdam’s Canals in Real time

MIT researchers are working with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) to develop on-demand roboats for the city. With a name like “Ro(e)boat how could you go wrong? From an article in designboom. MIT and AMS are working … Continue reading

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Transforming Urban Cores into Smart Cities

From an article on Lidar News entitled “Transforming Urban Cores Into Smart Cities with Mobility Data and AI.” Becoming a Smart City For the first time in history there are more people living in cities than in rural areas; this … Continue reading

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