Category Archives: Technology

AEC to BE – Do You Have the Skills to Make the Transition?

I suppose the mega-trend that sums up all of what is taking place concerning the transition from AEC to BE is digital transformation, but it sure feels like a lot more. Maybe the idea of Smart Cities sums it up … Continue reading

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FAA 107 Commercial Drone License – A Primer

Drone ownership, which includes hobbyists and professional drone operators, has increased over the last few years. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of registered drones surpassed one million in 2018. Here’s a guide to getting your FAA … Continue reading

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Airborne Commercial Lidar – The Early Development Days

I was doing some research on the early days of airborne commercial lidar and luckily remembered Todd Neff had done all that work for me. Todd’s book is “The Laser That’s Changing the World,” and it is a must read … Continue reading

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Self Driving Trucks – Simpler is Better – Maybe

Many in the autonomous vehicle industry believe that self driving trucks will be the first to launch commercially. Driving on the interstate is relatively simple compared to an urban environment, but the challenge is getting from the pickup to the … Continue reading

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Geomatics Career Opening at the U.S. Military Academy

If you are looking for a truly once in a lifetime, geomatics career opportunity please read on. Having visited the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY this spring I can tell you there is a 200+ year old … Continue reading

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FHWA Supports DOT Drone Programs

UAS offer several transformative aspects for highway transportation, enhancing safety and productivity and reducing cost. The FHWA is supporting DOTs around the country with the introduction of drones for wide variety of applications. From the FHWA Every Day Counts program. … Continue reading

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Levandowski Criminally Charged – Theft of Trade Secrets

Lidar News provided a number of posts beginning in October 2017 involving Anthony Levandowski and his involvement in a Waymo vs. Uber patent lawsuit. The case was eventually settled in Waymo’s favor. The judge in  the case recommended that the … Continue reading

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Self Driving Vehicles From Toyota at Olympics

Toyota will deploy some 3,700 vehicles, including self-driving buses and mobility products at next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics, nearly all of them electrified, including a futuristic self-driving pod car that will escort the Olympic torch and lead the marathon race. … Continue reading

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Virtual Testing of Lidar Sensors in CarMaker V8

IPG Automotive has launched version 8.0 of its CarMaker virtual testing suite with newly integrated of Lidar raw signal interface (RSI). The lidar RSI is a physical sensor model based on ray tracing that enables detailed modeling of lidar sensors. … Continue reading

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First BVLOS Drone Flight Maps Trans-Alaska Pipeline

To date, flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) has been tested with visual ground observers or in an “extended line of sight” scenario – one that may require as much staff as flight within visual line of sight. This … Continue reading

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