Category Archives: solid state lidar

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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JASR Systems Awarded $8.2 Million for Chip-Sized Lidar

JASR Systems must have some high level connections with the military to land a $8.2 million contract to develop chip-sized lidar. This is the kind of high level research that led to Velodyne developing their first lidar sensor. From an … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar – The Details Behind 10 Leading Companies

Over the past year the automotive lidar manufacturers have been providing more details on their proprietary technology. Timothy B. Lee provides an in-depth look at 10 of the leading companies for Ars Technica. Today, there are three big ways that … Continue reading

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Day 2 at ILMF 2019 Produced a Number of Hidden Gems

Day 2 at ILMF 2019 resulted in discussions and presentations with a number of companies that have truly outstanding products which I doubt you have heard of. The keynotes were interesting, but not quite what I was hoping for, particularly … Continue reading

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Camera is Much More Sensitive to Laser Pulses

An engineer at CES was very disappointed to find that his  new $1,998 Sony a7R II mirrorless camera had been permanently damaged by an automotive lidar sensor. From an article in PetaPixel Self-driving cars widely use a technology called lidar … Continue reading

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CES Opens Today with the Key Vendors Jockeying for Position

As CES opens today in Las Vegas there is  a press release from each of the major vendors as they try to out do each other for the top spot in the news. Rather than trying to sort this out … Continue reading

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Geo Week includes MAPPS, ASPRS and ILMF

It’s going to be quite a month for the 3D geospatial industries with CES next week, TRB the following, then the World of Concrete and Geo Week wraps up January 2019. WOW, that’s a lot of lidar and 3D laser … Continue reading

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2019 – Let’s Make it the Year of the YGP

Overall 2018 has been a very positive year for the 3D laser scanning and lidar industry, but for me the news item with the greatest potential impact is the Younger Geospatial I can’t think of a single news item during … Continue reading

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The 3D Laser Scanning Industry – Where Are We?

There is no question that 2018 has seen advancements in many of the 3D laser scanning application areas, including the red hot drone and autonomous vehicle sectors, but as an industry are we taking full advantage of the transformation from … Continue reading

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Volvo and Luminar Team to Produce 360c Concept

There is no question that the video is impressive and that Volvo and Luminar seem fully invested in a safe introduction of autonomous vehicles, but achieving Level 4 (everything with some constraints) under highway conditions is a monumental challenge. A … Continue reading

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