Category Archives: The Industry

Cruise Announces the Continuous Learning Machine

Driverless startup Cruise today detailed a homegrown tool — the Continuous Learning Machine — that tackles on-the-road prediction tasks. Cruise claims the Continuous Learning Machine, which automatically labels and mines training data, allows some of the AI models guiding Cruise’s … Continue reading

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3D Laser Scanning – The 5 Most Asked Questions

This guest post comes from Ryan Hacker, the founder of TruePoint Laser Scanning as he explains some of the basics of 3D laser scanning. Data collection was once a slow, labor-intensive operation with multiple technicians collecting field data using manual … 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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STEM Program Learns About the Use of 3D Laser Scanning

Wednesday afternoon University of Arkansas Fort Smith Students in the STEM Living Learning Community convened at the Fort Smith Regional Airport to experience 3-D Laser scanning, also known as light detection and ranging technology (LiDAR,) in action. The UAFS Science, … Continue reading

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Precision Engineers Helped to Create the Modern World

If you are in the measurement business, as most of us are, then you are going to want to carve out some time to read The Perfectionists – How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World, by Simon Winchester. It will … Continue reading

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Michigan Will Create Real World Test Track

Michigan announced Thursday that it’s teaming with tech and auto companies to attempt to retrofit a roughly 40-mile stretch of two roads outside Detroit exclusively for self-driving vehicles. Michigan’s partners include Ford and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, a company that Alphabet … Continue reading

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The Future of Construction from a Leader in SLAM-Based Laser Scanning

Since the early days of the personal computer the construction industry has been slow to adopt digital technology. As a result, increases in construction productivity have lagged virtually every other major industry, such as automotive and aircraft manufacturing. It’s true … Continue reading

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Look Out Uber and Lyft – Here comes Amazon

Amazon announced Friday that it will acquire Zoox, a self-driving startup founded in 2014 that has raised nearly $1 billion in funding and which aims to develop autonomous driving technology, including vehicles, for the purposes of providing a full-stack solution … Continue reading

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Point Cloud Performance Issues with Revit Solved

Many Revit users that do not have an issue with point clouds in Autodesk ReCap find those same files will cause performance issues in Revit, even with a high end computer. Guest Author: Chris Alby, specialist with over 8 years … Continue reading

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Fully Autonomous Highway Driving in 2022

Volvo is partnering with tech firm Luminar to provide their industry-leading LiDAR and perception technology for Volvo’s next-generation cars.The partnership will deliver Volvo’s first fully autonomous driving technology for highways and paves the way for future active-safety developments. From an … Continue reading

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